Jewish - Samaritan Oil Lamp Fourth to Fifth Century CE
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: item # 793187
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$265..Clearance Sale Price $150
|Buff clay , red painted on upper part, geometric decoration on rim , trench on nozzle , discus not broken. Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored. Found in Samaria " Biblical Shomron".. Dimensions: Height 3.5cm , Width 6.1 cm,Length 9.5 cm. The lamp, in the form of a small clay bowl in which oil was burned, was the most common form of domestic lighting from very early times. As olive oil was plentiful in Palestine, this was the fuel normally used in lamps. “As thou shalt command the children of Yisra’el, that they bring pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always” (Exodus 27:20); the wick was usually made of flax. According to the Mishna, a much greater variety of oils was used for lighting during the Roman period, included oils extracted from sesame seeds, nuts, horseradish and vegetable resins: naptha (an inflammable oil, obtained by dry distillation of coal, shale, etc.) is also mentioned. . ******* Price Including : 1- Shipping " one week delivery 2- Plexiglas stand 3- Export Approval from Israel antiquities Authority 4- certificate of authenticity. Bibliography: 1-Qedem 8 , Ancient Lamps ,the Hebrew university of Jerusalem. 2-Oil Lamps of the Holy Land - Adler .Jerusalem ********** Scriptures. Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, . Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out. .|