TCAN-10, Ancient Oil Lamp 6th Century Jewish Clay Oil Lamp. 9.5cm, 54.15 grams. A very rare specimen. A lamp such as this might have lit homes at the dawn of the Christian era. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness.