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Roman Oil Lamp - LK.330
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 100 AD to 400 AD
Dimensions: 2.76" (7.0cm) high x 2.13" (5.4cm) wide
Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Style: Roman
Medium: Terracotta

£250.00
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 a minimal beaded pattern that runs along the discus. - (LK.330)

 

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