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Rare Hasmonean Maccabean Terracotta Oil Lamp, 150 BC

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An authentic ancient biblical Maccabean "Hasmonean Dynasty" terracotta oil lamp with burning marks "Soot" at the nozzle.Date: Second to frist Century BC "100 - 200 BC"

Pinched bowl lamps, these lamps are simple, undecorated and continue the form of lamps from the Bronze and Iron Ages, they are made from a small bowl, folded in the middle and pinched to form two holes, one for the wick and the other to fill the oil

Measurements: Length: 7.5 cm - Width: 4.5 cm

Condition: Intact with nice earthy patina, not repaired and not restored

Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Israel

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