A well-documented type from this region, the thick trangular handle of this example features a human face. The faces on these lamps clearly have a Christian significance but their identity is uncertain.
The body of the lamp is typical of the type: waisted top surface, steep shoulders and ring base. On this example a few traces of the dark red slip have survived on the mould join and elsewhere.
Length 11.3 cm
Cf. Israeli & Avida, 475; Djuric, C271.
Although this is well-documented type, those actually bearing faces are quite rare.
Ex David Knell collection. Exported from Israel in October 2006.
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