Hanging oli lamp
Tanasi, Davide; Kingsland, Kaitlyn; Amico, Frank; Hassam, Stephan
Keyhole-shaped lamp is embellished on either side of the spout with scrolling that arches away to create a fleur-de-lis shape for the spout. Leaf-shaped handle supports one of the three hanging chains. The other two attach to the forward part of the lamp along the upper edges between the fill hole and the spout. The three chains meet above the fill hole; a single length of chain extends to hang the entire object. The chain is made of links in which two circles are turned at 90 degrees from each other. The base is formed by a circle of metal located under the well. The object is free-standing.
1 lamp : copper alloy, patinated
Lamps, Ancient, Wavefront (OBJ)
12.3 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm.
5th-6th Century CE
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
citation/reference: Eric M. Meyers, et al., Ancient synagogue excavations at Khirbet Shema, Upper Galilee, Israel 1970-1972. Color: Green, light tan encrustation. View description: Side view. Condition: Good.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
AF-P Nikon 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G, Canon EOS 5DS
Digital Photogrammetry, Artec Studio 12 Professional
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Oil lamp" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 43.