Early Christian Pottery Oil Lamp

SKU LO.1168
Circa

400 AD to 500 AD

Dimensions

5″ (12.7cm) high x 2.75″ (7.0cm) wide

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Mediterranean

Gallery Location

UK


 
African red slip ware lamp decorated on the sunken discus with an angel, the shoulders patterned with swirls and dots, a plain knob handle in the back of the discus. This type of lamp originated in Northern Africa and is closely related to the production of African terra sigillata ware. Yet their exact origin is unknown, while some suggest Tunisia, others have indicated either Egypt or Cyrenaica.Reference: N. Adler, Oil Lamps of the Holy Land, Israel, 2004:p. 158 – (LO.1168)
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