Roman Oil Lamp With Christogram

Item Description

C. 4th-5th century AD

An interesting North African terracotta oil lamp decorated with a Christogram to central discus, and concentric circles and an amphora to shoulders. The Chi-Rho Christogram is a religious symbol used as decoration, and is a monogram for Christ’s name, thought to offer protection for the lamp’s owner.

Intact with nice good detail and some light earthy surface deposits.

Provenance: Ex M. O. Collection.

Size: 138mm length



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