Slipper Lamp,

ca. 3rd to 12th century AD               


Slipper lamps were largely produced between the third and ninth centuries AD in Palestine and Syria. Their shape, from which they received the name, is a regional feature and appears slipper or teardrop-like. Lamps from these areas were often decorated with vine scrolls, palm wreaths, and Greek letters. Palestinian lamps in particular had strong Jewish iconography.

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(H3.2-13) MMMN

L: 10.5cm  W: 7.5cm  H: 3.0cm

Palestinian / Syrian

6th to 7th century AD