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Fine Ancient Roman Byzantine Holy Land Pottery Oil Lamp - 500 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,399) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391639038984 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A particularly fine and well preserved ancient late Roman oil lamp, dating to around 500 AD, originating from the Holy Land. Of classic form, mold-cast with a light red slip, the body decorated with beautiful impressed patterns. Lamps such as this were filled with olive oil and lit with a thick wick which protruded from the nozzle end. This lamp only has room for one wick and so would not have been very bright on its own, wealthy Romans who could afford to burn a lot of oil would have had lamps with many wicks, or alternatively many lamps like this example. The flickering, muted light of the oil lamp was ubiquitous in the dark nights of ancient times. Despite their usefulness they were also a safety hazard, as the fire from these lamps was a constant threat. Length: 4 inches. Condition: Excellent, unrestored and beautifully preserved. The wick end is still blackened by the ancient fire. Provenance: Ex. Israeli private collection, legally exported from Israel and likely found in the north of the country. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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