Lamp with Jewish Symbols

Object Name: Lamp

Date: 350–450

Geography: Found Egypt

Medium: Earthenware; molded

Dimensions: H. 1 3/8 in.
W. 3 1/4 in.
D. 2 3/8 in

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 91.1.1621


This is one of the few surviving lamps decorated with Jewish symbols. It displays a menorah flanked by an etrog (citron) and a lulav (palm branch), both indistinct.