Early Christian Oil Lamp with Chi Rho

Culture: Roman
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12 cm long
Price: 500 Euro
Ref: 7048
Provenance: German private collection Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany.
Condition: Two fragments on the nozzle reattached. A small hole in the mirror, otherwise intact.
Description: Early Christian oil lamp of reddish-brown clay standing on a raised foot ring. In the mirror a Chi Rho (Christogram) with dotted decoration. Left and right thereof the pouring holes. Encircling the shoulder the portrait of a bearded man facing to the left. The handle in form of a cone. At the bottom a crucifix of punched dots in concentric circles.