Rare Roman Oil Lamp With Unpierced Discus, 200 - 300 AD
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Roman:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 613991
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Directly from the Holy Land, Roman- Samaritan terracotta oil lamp with unpierced discus with arches decorated all around the shoulders.
Dated from, 200 - 300 AD
Measurements: Length: 7.5 - Width: 5.5 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored
Found in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Holy Land
The Samaritans lamps were probably manufactured and distributed with the discus closed. This method insured that; according to the purity laws of the Samaritans, the lamps would never receive impurity. The buyer of the lamp would break the discus himself, thus assuring that the lamp is pure.
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