National Treasures

About Findings Periods The Mandatory Collection of the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
Object's Name: Menorah 
Period: Fatimid
Material: Glass
Site: Caesarea
Height: 7.4 cm
Diameter: 4.5 cm
Description: Juglet made of greenish glass with globular body and tapering neck. A loop-shaped tube, folded between the neck and the body, supported a small metal rod with a wick. This type of lamp appeared during the Umayyad period and prevailed during the Crusader and Mamluk periods.
Lester, A. Arnon, Y. Polak, R. 1999. The Fatimid Hoard from Caesarea: A Preliminary Report. In: (ed). Barrucand, M. LEGYPT FATIMIDE. Paris, 233-248, Fig. 5g.
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