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Judaea, “Year Zero” // Large Published Oil Lamp, c. 4 BC - 4 AD

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Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ. A very large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, c. 4 BC to 4 AD. Made with rounded, flat body and short spout with pointed nozzle. Exceptionally well-preserved, with light Holy Land earthen deposits, the spout still charred from use in antiquity! Length: 4 3/8", very large for these.

The "Light Bulb of the Ancient World", one of these would have been in every household throughout Judaea during the time of Christ. It is highly likely that there were at least a few present during the Last Supper. This was also the type of lamp that would have been used to light the inside of Jesus' tomb after His crucifixion.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    4.375"L x 3.375"W x 1"H
  • OriginIsrael

— Published in: Noam Adler, Oil Lamps of the Holy Land; The Adler Collection, 2004, p. 22, no. 114
— A Highly Sought-After And Studied Type, The Literary Reference Is Bussiere - Rivel #309 For Type
— Ex Judge Steve Adler Collection, Jerusalem
— Ex Robert Deutsch, Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv
— Accompanied By A Hand-Signed Certificate Of Authenticity Which Includes All The Details, Culture, Dating, Motifs/Inscriptions When Applicable, Historical Relevance, & Provenance
— Product Weight: 2.7 oz

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    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    2-3 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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