Ancient Byzantine Period Clay Oil Lamp Discovered In Jerusalem
The Byzantine oil lamp is shaped like an elongated triangle with a sharpened apex and rounded base, with no differentiation between the body and the nozzle.it is uncoated,and usually lacks handles.
the ordinary Byzantine oil lamp was prevalent throughout Israel, chiefly the central region, in Contrast of the high degree of regional diversity which existed before, the Byzantine was dominated by a single type of lamp.
The most prevalent motif on the nozzle of the typical byzantine oil lamp is the palm or a schematic pattern of a menorah. the presence of a menorah on christian oil lamps has a led to the development of the theories regarding to the nature of the population wich used these oil lamps and the essential character and significance of the design. but no conclusions on the issues can be reached yet,
Byzantine oil lamps used in 5th to the 7th century in Jerusalem area