Rare Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamp Cross 5 Wounds of Jesus w Menorah 600AD COA

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Seller: howardturner (803) 100%, Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 254384776416 This is a rare Byzantine 6th century terracotta oil lamp with a very detailed cross showing the 5 Wounds of Jesus at the very center of the lamp. It has a highly stylized thumb rest above the filling hole with incised holes almost depicting a beard. On the bottom it has a flat tear drop shaped area that has the Menorah symbol in its center. Base on its red slip it is from the greater area now known as Israel. It is 3" long. 2" wide and 1 1/2" tall. It is in sxcellent condition with restoration on the back of the thumb rest where it attaches to the lamp. It was purchased in 2002 from London Antiquities dealer Artemission and carries a COA fom them. Just a wonderful piece of history.

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