Ancient "Canaanite" Early Bronze Age pottery oil lamp with four spouts and a flat base, dated from, 3000 - 2000 BC
These four-spouted lamps are among the earliest vessels specially made to be lamps. Older still are the simple bowls from the Chalcolithic period (fourth millennium BCE) with telltale burn marks on their rims (sometimes in depressions), which show that these bowls were used as lamps. Four-spoute ...click for details
Ancient Jerusalem style Byzantine "Christian" terracotta oil lamp, dated from, 485 AD.
Mould made, rim around filling hole. Linear bank around the shoulders with a branch design on the nozzle. Two rims around the filling hole.
Ancient Greek highly painted pottery LEKYTHOS, depicting three dancing figures , dating to approximately 500 BC
Lekythoi (plural of lekythos) were used to hold oil or perfume, especially during religious ceremonies also at baths and gymnasiums and for funerary offerings
Graceful body tapered to the base, and a narrow neck with a loop-shaped handle.
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A Majestic Roman imperial marble eagle, 1st Century AD
The eagle has been skillfully carved by one of the Roman sculpture masters; head turning to the right, wings closed and crossing over the back, a short rounded beak and bulging eyes, thick feathers densely covering the legs, breast, neck and wings