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Late Roman Oil Lamp - LK.304
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 3 rd Century AD to 4 th Century AD
Dimensions: 3.35" (8.5cm) high x 2.44" (6.2cm) wide
Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Medium: Terracotta

£200.00
Location: Great Britain
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes when the Roman emperors reigned supreme. A metaphor of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have guided great thoughts through the night, stood vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness. This particular lamp features an array of patterns, such as raised line repetition resembling plant life, concentric circles, and ladder motifs. The complexity and fine condition of this Roman oil lamp render it a unique and interesting piece for collectors. - (LK.304)

 

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