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Roman Beit-Natif oil lamp depicting a face, 400 AD

Roman Beit-Natif oil lamp depicting a face, 400 AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1240384
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RARE- ROMAN BEIT NATIF CLAY OIL LAMP DEPICTING A FACE
HOLY LAND, ROMAN,4TH CENTURY A.D.

This lamp will make a major and an important addition to the finest oil lamp collection, a real master piece !!!

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.

Dimensions:
Length: 11 cm
width: 6 cm

Condition: Handle re-attached otherwise intact

Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Holy Land

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