Aweidah Gallery is pleased to offer this EXTREMELY RARE- ancient LARGE biblical black pottery oil lamp with four nozzles. A large filling-hole, whose rim is formed as a ledge with a ridge. The handle is a wide strip with two lengthwise grooves forming three raised mouldings, the nozzles are elongated with an almost straight end and finely scraped sides. Impressed circles and rows of other impressions ornament the nozzles.
Roman, Herodian, 37 BC - 70 AD
Time of Jesus and King Herod the Great"
To hold this lamp in our hands is to feel the touch of some ancient hand upon it, to imagine forgotten corridors spring to life with its passing glow and then fade one more into darkness
This lamp will simply make a Major & important addition to the finest oil lamp colletcion …!!
JERUSALEM LAMPS; The main characteristic of these lamps is the black clay of which they are made. These lamps were fired without OXYGEN, thus producing the black colour; they are well-made and are of high quality. This special type is found mainly in Judaea, especially in the vicinity of Jerusalem, The few analyses of the materials used to make these lamps reveal that they were manufactured in the area of Jerusalem.
Length: 13.5 cm - Width: 12 cm
Height on stand: 14.5 cm
Condition: Some professional repair hard to see.
Found in Jerusalem, Holy Land
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