Roman Jewish fish oil lamp
This oil lamp is more than just a historical artifact. It is handmade in Israel and based on centuries-old traditions. Handmade in Israel, we ensure high quality manufacturing that is both authentic and traditional .
Cross and fish, in the sign of the Christians
Both the cross and the fish are important symbols in Christianity, and they each have their own special meaning:
Cross: The cross is the best known symbol of Christianity. It represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sins of mankind and His resurrection. The cross reminds Christians of the central message of the Gospel: that Jesus died and rose again to bring eternal life to mankind.
Fish: The fish symbol (also called "Ichthys" after the ancient Greek word for "fish") was a secret sign of recognition among persecuted Christians in the first centuries of Christianity. The Greek word "ΙΧΘΥΣ" (Ichthys) is an acronym for "Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", which translates to "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior". So when two people met and were not sure if the other was also a Christian, one of them could draw half a fish symbol in the sand with his foot.
Together, these symbols represent the basic beliefs of Christianity and the history of its early community.
Authenticity in every detail
The precision handcrafted work ensures that no two lamps are exactly alike. Each has its own unique characteristics that bear the potter's signature. Made from real clay in Israel, each lamp promises quality and authenticity.
Oil Lamps Details
- dimensions: 12 x7x4cm
- usable with standard olive oil
- authentic replica of an oil lamp around 100 AD
- Made of clay
- Accessories: two wicks
Is each oil lamp unique?
Yes, each lamp is made by hand, and so each has its own unique features that show the handiwork of the potter .
What makes this oil lamp so special?
In addition to the quality of the craftsmanship, the lamp connects you to a time when craftsmanship and spirituality were deeply intertwined, offering a unique experience.
Where is the lamp made?
The lamp is handmade in Israel, based on centuries-old traditions that ensure high authenticity .
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