Aweidah Gallery is pleased to offer this rare ancient Roman soft limestone patera with black paint pigment on the rim, dating from, 100 - 300 AD
Patera, a round shallow dish or vase used by the Romans, (who adopted it from the Etruscans,) at their religious ceremonies, either in making libations of wine to the gods, or in recieving the blood of sacrificial victims. On Roman coins and other monuments the patera is placed ...click for details
We are very pleased to offer this extremely rare style ancient Roman clay heighly decorated clay oil lamp known as "BEIT NATIF". The oil lamp is nicely decorated with geometric deign all around the shoulders with a lovely Peacock tail in high relief on the nozzle with soot marks. Unique looped handle. Beit Natif oil lamps rarely come with a looped handle like the one we have!