BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA LAMP

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Byzantine terracotta lamp of elongated triangular shape, decorated with raised relief lines, filling hole surrounded by two thick rings, on nozzle stylized palm branch. L. 8.2 cm. Orange clay with beige-white slip. Tiny chip from nozzle.

5th-7th cent. AD

cf. T. Szlentléleky, Ancient Lamps, Budapest 1969, no. 250; Y. Israeli, U. Avida, Oil-Lamps from Eretz Israel – The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum Jerusalem, 1988, no. 421, 423

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