Early Christian Oil Lamp with Ram

Culture: Byzantine
Period: 5th-6th century A.D.
Material: red clay
Dimensions: 13.7 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 7031
Provenance: Collection Arno Jumpertz (1924-1984), inventory number 486. Acquired at Zühlsdorf in Köln 1978. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter list number 04070. With certificate of the Galerie Antiken-Kabinett.
Condition: A minor restauration on the nozzle, otherwise intact.
Description: Big early Christian oil lamp of red clay, standing on an elevated ring base. The discus depicts a ram striding to the right, turning back to the left. On the rim a decoration of rosettes and gridded squares. From North Africa.