Byzantine Cross Oil Lamp
Authentic oil lamp from the Byzantine period with a cross on the nozzle (4th-5th century AD)
Discovered in Jerusalem area.
‘Light and life’ Byzantine lamps with Christian symbol.
The great civilization known as the Byzantine Empire can be traced to 330 A.D. When the Roman emperor Constantine I dedicated a “new Rome” on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium.
Though the western half of the Roman Empire crumbled and fell in 476, the eastern half survived for 1,000 more years. This spawned a rich tradition of art, literature and learning. Also this served as a military buffer between the states of Europe and the threat of invasion from Asia. The Byzantine Empire finally fell in 1453, after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople during the reign of Constantine XI.
Length: 7 cm.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.