This is an authentic, hand-crafted reproduction of the oil lamps in common use in biblical times. Simply insert the included wick and add olive oil.
Because these lamps are made in Bethlehem with real fired clay, they will slowly become saturated with oil over time. This is authentic and normal. We recommend placing the lamp on a saucer to prevent the oil from damaging other surfaces. But if you prefer, we can add a coating of sealant to help prevent seepage from happening. This will add a slight gloss to the surface.
- Do not burn lamps unattended. Children should not use fire unattended.
- Keep flammable items away from the lamp, especially above it.
This is a sweet little clay lamp! It works well with the long wicks. Because it is unglazed clay it does leak oil from the bottom so it's helpful to put it on a saucer or something heat resistant that will catch the oil. I'm very happy with this authentic style oil lamp. I light it in the morning and if I am home all day let it burn til bedtime in my prayer corner. Be aware that if it is used it will, like any used oil lamp, collect soot around the wick entrance and look used instead of retaining it's lovely, clean, unused patina. Whether as a decoration or a useful oil lamp it is a pretty addition to the prayer corner.
In a world of "shiny things," it's easy to overlook ancient beauty. This lamp is a must have. Having a hand crafted, 1st Century style lamp from Bethlehem is a wonderful reminder that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, A Light no darkness shall overcome.
Gift others with this find of the decade! Beautiful, made in Bethlehem, well priced, unusual and authentic. Light on icons is just lovely. I like the sealed version, less leakage at first. Add a few drops of essential oils to olive oil or it will release a strong odor when extinguished.
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