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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: Item # 804748

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at The Inbal Hotel, Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
tel. 972 2 583 7606

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c. 70-150 A.D.

A Daroma mold-made oil lamp with triangles and lines around filling hole, a ring base, and a knob handle. The triangles in the decorative motif bow outward and most likely represent flower petals or leaves. Found in Judea. In excellent and original condition.

4 x 2.87 x 1.5 inches (10.2 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm)

Custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.


Israeli and Avida, “Oil Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.”, (The Israel Museum: Jerusalem, 1988).

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).


Daroma lamps were manufactured in Judaea after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, when the urban population, including artists and craftsmen, fled Jerusalem. These are the first decorated lamps made by Jews and intended for Jewish use.