Oil Lamp

Collection ID

ATQ.000009

Type

Antiquity

Date

4th–5th century CE

Geography

North Africa

Language

N/A

Medium

Clay

Dimensions

5.25 in. (13 cm)

Exhibit Location

On display in The History of the Bible, The Written Tradition


Late Roman-era oil lamp depicting Nebuchadnezzar enthroned at left. To the right of a column, on which there is a bust of Nebuchadnezzar, stand three men (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego).

Created in the fourth or fifth century CE. Acquired in 1970 by V. H., Vienna. Sold in 2015 at auction by Gorny and Mosch, Germany;[1] Acquired in 2015 by Royal Athena Galleries, New York; Acquired in 2017 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Museum of the Bible contacted Gorny and Mosch about the ownership history. They could not provide any additional information due to non-disclosure agreements with the consigner.

description

Late Roman-era oil lamp depicting Nebuchadnezzar enthroned at left. To the right of a column, on which there is a bust of Nebuchadnezzar, stand three men (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego).


provenance

Created in the fourth or fifth century CE. Acquired in 1970 by V. H., Vienna. Sold in 2015 at auction by Gorny and Mosch, Germany;[1] Acquired in 2015 by Royal Athena Galleries, New York; Acquired in 2017 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Museum of the Bible contacted Gorny and Mosch about the ownership history. They could not provide any additional information due to non-disclosure agreements with the consigner.


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