Oil lamp - 910.114.294_1_ashleegalletta201105

910.114.294_1_ashleegalletta201105

Oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, moulded), moulded-relief decoration
Geography: Said to have been found at Mukhmas, Palestine
Date: c. 400 AD
Period: Byzantine Period
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 cm
Object number: 910.114.294
Not on view
DescriptionThe small equilateral cross motif would suggest that this object may have been made for the Christian market.
Collection:
Syro-Palestine
Object History: This object is from a group acquired by the ROM in 1910 from J. Vester & Co of the American Colony in Jerusalem. The records say that individual objects were "from Michmash" or "said to have been found at Mikhmash" which is mostly likely the Biblical town of Michmas, modern Mukhmas, in Palestine.
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