13884. Rare Judaica Roman Gypsum Lamp Mould
ca. 5th to 7th Century AD
Depicting a bearded male bust atop an eight arm menorah, flanked by doves carrying grapes and the stylized image of a fish below the base of the menorah. Around the central subject is an ornamental band containing concentric circles and triangular designs. Four circular depressions characteristic of these molds appear along the rim functioning as alignment markers to allow the tops and the bottoms of the lamp to go together without great effort. Size: 7-3/4 inches L. x 5-1/4 inch W. + modern cast. Ex Prominent NY collector Daryl G. Kulok. acq 2000s.