North African oil lamp from the Byzantine period (5th Century)
- North African lamp stamped by two fishes on top.
- Red color 6″ inches long.
- Two fishes early Christian symbols.
- St Augustine was a South African.
- Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Very unique oil lamp which was made in a stone mold. This reddish colored mold type oil lamp is distinctive to North African Byzantine pottery, and is a favorite of collectors because of its beautiful appearance and artistic designs.
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Matthew 25:1)
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.
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