AN ELABORATE JEWISH TERRACOTTA TORCH
Please refer to our stock # P.942 when inquiring.
c. 5th- 6th Century A.D.
A Jewish terracotta torch composed of reddish clay, with cylindrical handle and flared, ribbed body. With decoration. Some patina present. Referred to in the Talmud as an Avookah Shel Aish. From Samria (Biblical Shomron).
In excellent and original condition.
5.9 inches (15 cm) high; 5.7 inches(14.5 cm) maximum diameter
Plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
“A lamp is called a lamp, and the soul of man is called a lamp.” (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 30B)