Ancient Rabbit-Shaped Oil Lamp – Made of Bronze


Bronze Oil Lamp from the Early Islamic Period

  • Early Islamic Period.
  • Shaped like a rabbit.
  • Three-spouted oil lamp.
  • IAA Export Approval available.
  • Certificate of authenticity included.

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Ancient Bronze Oil Lamp in the Shape of a Rabbit

In Early Islamic artwork, the rabbit was a common motif symbolizing hidden wisdom, playfulness, and joy. This rabbit-shaped oil lamp, which dates to approximately AD 600–900, is an example of the artistry of this period. It is a playful adaptation on the practical oil lamp that functioned throughout antiquity. The lamp is made of bronze and presents a stylistic representation of a rabbit with four free-standing legs. The head features round eyes and long ears. The hole in the nose, as well as two additional spouts protruding from the front of the rabbit-shaped oil lamp, served as lamp nozzles. A hole in the back of the rabbit allowed the user to fill it with oil, fueling the lamp. The tail functioned as the handle of the lamp.

Height: 4.2″ / 10.5 cm.
Length: 5″ / 12.7 cm.

Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.

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. 


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