"Ichthys" 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. It bears the image of a fish and the Greek word for fish, ichthys (an acrostic representing Christ: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter - “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour”). Length 16.5 cm.