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Biblical Ancient Roman Herodian Clay Oil Lamp, 30 AD

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Biblical Ancient Roman Herodian Clay Oil Lamp, 30 AD
Directly from Jerusalem - Holy Land, an authentic biblical Roman Herodian clay oil lamp with burning marks at the nozzle

Dated from, 37 BC - 70 AD
"Time of Jesus and King Herod the Great"

Measurements: Length: 7.5 cm - Width: 5.5 cm

Condition: Good condition with beautiful earthy patina

Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Holy Land

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.

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