Islamic Abbasid decorated clay oil lamp – Found in Jerusalem.
The early Islamic lamps are a continuation of Byzantine lamps. Decorations were initially a stylized form of bird, grain, tree, plant or flower. Then they became entirely geometric or linear with raised dots.
In the transition period some lamps had Arabic writing. However, this writing disappeared until the Mamluk period.
Momentous events took place with the Muslim conquest of the region in the seventh century A.D. This marked the beginning of a historical-cultural process which led to the profound changes in Israel and i’s material culture. These events did not leave an immediate impression on the style of small artifacts, as the craftsmen continued to create in accordance with tradition.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23)
Very nice, artistically decorated lamp.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
Shipped to you 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.