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Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamp - SP.051
Origin: Jerusalem
Circa: 400 AD to 600 AD

Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Style: Byzantine
Medium: Terracotta
Condition: Repaired

$80.00
Location: United States
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This ancient lamp might have burned in the Holy Land at the height of the Byzantine Empire. 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 - (SP.051)

 

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