"Chi-Rho" Oil Lamp
Late Antique (Christian)
reproduction: from the catacombs of San Callisto
date of the original: unknown
provenance of the original: unknown
description: This terracotta oil lamp is a reproduction from the catacombs of San Callisto in Rome. Its shoulder is decorated with the Chi Rho (Greek letters symbolizing Christ), flanked by the Greek letters Alpha and Omega (symbolizing the divine), and encircled by a laurel wreath. Length 13 cm.
(See also: Funerary Inscription of Nicella.)