Byzantine Oil Lamp – Early Christian Oil Lamp with a Sun


Byzantine Oil Lamp with Christian Symbol.

● 4th-7th Early Christian oil lamp.
● Decorated by a Sun.
● Length: 3.7″ / 9.2 cm.
● Found in Jerusalem, Israel.
● Comes with display stand.
● Includes a certificate of authenticity.

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Byzantine lamp with a Sun

The Byzantine was a period of flourishing and wealth in the middle east. During this time Christianity became the dominant religion of the world, and many churches were established throughout the country, preserving the memory of Christ.

The Byzantine oil lamp, a quintessential household item of its time, was more than a mere source of light. It was a symbol of innovation and craftsmanship, mirroring the technological and artistic advancements of the Byzantine Empire. These lamps, typically forged from clay, were integral to the daily lives and spiritual practices of early Christians.

The discovery of such artifacts today provides invaluable insights into the domestic and religious routines of ancient civilizations, offering a tangible connection to the past.