SUCH A LAMP COULD BURN FOR UP TO TEN HOURS IN ONE FILLING, ENOUGH TO LAST THROUGH THE DARKEST NIGHT.
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
A lamp such as this might have lit homes during the time of Jesus. A metaphor of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have guided great thoughts through the night, stood vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness.
Antiquities are valuable because of their historical and cultural values and especially because of their provenance in the biblical lands during the biblical period. To own a "biblical" artifact is to possess a genuine, one-of-a-kind, object that puts one in actual physical contact with the world of the Bible. These unique items may be displayed as a testimony to biblical history as well as beautiful pieces of art and culture.
Spatulated nozzle - Bottom: flat - with a large banded loop handle.
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.
Measurements: Length: 11.5 cm - Width: 8.5 cm
Condition: Handle re-attached otherwise intact as shown.
Found near Jerusalem, Holy Land
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