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Oil lamp decorated with chrismon

Oil lamp decorated with chrismon Pulse para ampliar Oil lamp decorated with chrismon

The body of the lamp is in the shape of a truncated cone, with a sunken disc decorated with a stamped Chrismon or Chi-Rho (combining the Greek letters X (chi) and P (rho), the first two letters of Christ's name in Greek). The long spout is joined to the disc by a wide open channel. The wide hole for the flame shows traces of burning.Salto de línea Made in northern Africa, this type of lamp was present throughout the western Mediterranean from the second half of the 4th century to the first half of the 5th century CE, when it was already common to find Christian symbolism on all kinds of household items.Salto de línea


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