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Roman Nabatean inscribed pottery oil lamp 50 BC - 150 AD

Item #611983

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DECORATED POTTERY OIL LAMP
BYZANTINE, 6TH CENT. AD

Beautiful decorative patterns composed of lines, flat base bearing a large palm branch on the base, high curved handle and inscriptions on the sides related to magic.

Dimensions:
Length: 10 cm
Width: 6 cm

Condition: Handle chipped as shown otherwise intact as found

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Baggatti(1970) believed that the handle terminated in a horse's head suggested a relation with the Lurestan bronzes. Our lamp, however, has a different animal's head. Baggati further stated that the lamps were introduced by the PERSIANS in A.D 614 - 630.

Ref. QEDEM, Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (8) 1978. Page Number. 139