Votive lamp.jpgWedding votive oil lamp, Kabylia (terra cotta), formerly Vu Cao Dam Collection

Dimensions 40 x 24 x 8.5 cm 

Hand built pottery, made by women, following an old, probably indigenous tradition that dates back 2000 years before the birth of Christ.

In Great Kabylia, this lamp is associated with marriage and plays an important role during the ceremonies because it symbolizes both man and woman and their union to give birth to children. This type of lamp can have two bodies like this one. In Kabylia, they say that man is the outside lamp and the wife the interior one.

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