RARE- CLAY OIL LAMP DEPICTING A FACE
LATE ROMAN, 4TH CENTURY A.D.
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.
Length: 11 cm
width: 6 cm
Condition: Handle re-attached otherwise intact
Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Holy Land
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