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Late Roman Period Oil Lamp - L.0109
Origin: Jerusalem, Israel
Circa: 300 AD to 400 AD

Collection: Roman
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes when the Roman Empire ruled the world. 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.0109)

 

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