Roman Oil Lamp from Jerusalem


Early 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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Early Roman Period clay oil lamp discovered in Jerusalem.

Red clay Roman period oil lamp.

Size: 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 lamp with black burn color on the spout.

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.

Fire is the most important part in the ancient houses its not only a light its also a a protection.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from Jerusalem.

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.