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Early Bronze Age Oil Lamp - L.0247
Origin: Bab Eddra'H, Jordan
Circa: 3300 BC to 2700 BC

Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

$800.00
Location: United States
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes in the Holy Land five millennia ago. 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. - (L.0247)

 

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