A TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1214666
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c. 3rd-7th Century A.D.

Composed of a circular body, a slightly flared nozzle, a ring base and a horizontal loop handle. The shoulders and completely flat and are decorated with stylized foliate designs, some of which are still visible. Made in a two part mold with the handle later applied. Most likely produced in the area around Yavneh.

In very good and original condition with signs of use present.

3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches (8.89 x 6.09 x 2.54 cms)

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Export Approval of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Yael Israeli and Uri Avida, “Oil-Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”, p. 109.