Byzantine Oil Lamp

Rotating image of the byzantine oil lamp

West Bank, Israel, 330-640 CE
Terracotta
4 1/4" in length
Gift of Harvey and Deborah Breverman, 2013.HB.19

During the Byzantine era, there was a shift to "candlestick" lamps, which frequently featured religious motifs. These styles were popular with both Christian and Jewish communities.


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