Biblical Roman Herodian set, oil lamp and oil filler
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Roman:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1224068
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Directly from Jerusalem, very attractive ancient biblical Roman Herodian set (OIL LAMP and Oil Filler) dated from, 37 BC - 70 AD
Second temple period
"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.
Known as the Herodian because of its widespread use during the reign of Herod the Great in Israel (circa 37 BC to 4 BC), this lamp was wheel-made with the spout applied by hand. Thus, every Herodian lamp is slightly different. The type remained in use up to about AD 150 in some parts of the Holy Land
This beautiful set is the best choice for those wishing to have items like those most common in Judea during the ministry of Jesus.
The set in nicely displayed on a plexi-glass custom handmade stand of high quality
Oil lamp Length: 9 cm - Width: 6 cm
Condition: Good condition with earthy patina as found
Found in Bethlehem 4 miles south of Jerusalem, Holy Land
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