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Samaritan Oil Lamp - LK.309
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 2 nd Century AD to 4 th Century AD
Dimensions: 3.37" (8.6cm) high x 2.44" (6.2cm) wide
Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Medium: Terracotta

£280.00
Location: Great Britain
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A metaphor for joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have shed light on mundane and extraordinary events alike, guiding great thoughts through the night, and standing vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the rooms and shrines once warmed by its glow, with the people who drew comfort from its light. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness. - (LK.309)

 

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