Roman Oil Lamp – Ancient Pottery


Roman period ancient clay oil lamp.

Unique first century classical Roma imperial red clay oil lamp.

Discovered on archaeological digs in Jerusalem.

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Roman oil lamp ancient pottery from Jerusalem.

Red clay Roman period oil lamp 4″ inch long.

Jesus encountered Roman governors in Jerusalem and Galilee during this Second Temple period.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm: 119)

Beautiful classic Roman oil lamp with decoration around. Lamp of daily use in ancient Roman homes in Jerusalem.

This lamp was extremely simple and practical, lacking “slip” and bearing little ornamentation. The lamps of this period were made this way: The body was thrown on the potters wheel with a single hand movement. Nozzles were made separately and attached to the body then fired.

Roman empire was in Jerusalem up to third century.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.