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Iron Age Terracotta Oil Lamp - L.2404
Origin: Hebron, Israel
Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC

Catalogue: V1
Collection: Biblical
Style: Iron Age
Medium: Terracotta

$480.00
Location: United States
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes during the age of David and Solomon. 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.2404)

 

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