Ancient Beit Natif Decorated Clay Oil Lamp, 400 AD
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Roman:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 880972
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
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Directly from Jerusalem, ancient Roman rare style mould made clay heighly decorated clay oil lamp known as "BEIT NATIF". the oil lamp is nicely decorated with 8 pine fruit "Cones" all around the shoudlers, dated from, 400 A.D.
Beit Natif oil lamps: These lamps are named after the site of Beit Natif in the southern part of the Judaea, where a workshop was found during excavations of two cisterns. They were imitated throughout the province. The lamps are usually small and some have red slip. These lamps have a bow-shaped nozzle, which has a narrow ridge around its edge. The nozzle is pinched on its sides, giving the effect of volutes and is decorated. The body is round and the shoulders are curved and decorated with a variety of geometric and floral designs. A wide rim surrounds the large filling hole. Mould-made, red slip on upper part and small traces on the base.
Measurements: Length: 7 cm - width: 5.5 cm
Condition: Minor ancient chips on the back of the nozzle as shown in the scans otherwise intact
Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Holy Land
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