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Hellenistic Period Oil Lamp With Satyr's Head - PF.1790
Origin: Caesarea, Israel
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 3.25" (8.3cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

$600.00
Location: United States
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Adorned with a bearded satyr's head, this splendid lamp might have burned during the height of the Classical age. A metaphor for joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have shed light on mundane and extraordinary events alike, guiding great thoughts through the night, and standing vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the rooms and shrines once warmed by its glow, with the people who drew comfort from its light. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness. - (PF.1790)

 

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