Authentic 6th Century A.D. Byzantine period oil lamp with a menorah design.
Ancient Byzantine lamp in very Good Condition.
A special characteristic of most Samaritan oil lamps is their manufacture with a seal filling hole marked by a ridge and broken. Presumably this was done by the purchaser.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
The reason for this practice may be connected to the laws of ritual cleanliness. This was observed with great care by the Samaritans.
Found in Bethany.
Length: 10 cm.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23)
This clay lamp comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from Jerusalem.
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.