Extremely Rare Persian Period Pottery Oil Lamp, 586 Bc - For Sale

Extremely Rare Persian Period Pottery Oil Lamp, 586 Bc
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Aweidah Gallery is very pleased to offer this unique apportunity for the oil lamps collectors to add this EXTREMELY RARE ancient Persian pottery oil lamp to their collection,dated from, 600-332BC" Time of Nebuchadnezzar the greatest and most powerful of all the Babylonian kings"Large Persian period open lamp of finely levigated pink clay with a shallow bowl wide tool shaped rim,a knife shaved bottom, and a very deeply pinched wick rest bearing soot.600-332 BCE WHERE USED DURING THE ENTIRE PERSIAN PERIOD.Uneven firing temperatures or presence of oxygen affected the color of the lamp; color varies from pink to pal orange as a result This oil lamp is one of the best examples that we ever came across from its period. It is huge in size with some soot" Buring marks"survive don the nozzle Measurements:Length:18cmWidth:15.5cm Condition: Minor ancient chip on one side as shown in the pictures otherwise in very good condition ARE AL MASTERPIECE AND WOULD MAKE A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE FINEST OIL LAMP COLLECTION Nebuchadnezzarin the Babylonian orthography Nabu-kudur-uzur, which means "Nebo, protect the crown!" or the “frontiers”In an inscription he styles himself "Nebo's favorite." He was the son and successor of Nabopolassar, who delivered Babylon from its dependence on Assyria and laid Nineveh in ruins. He was the greatest and most powerful of all the Babylonian kings. He married the daughter of Cyaxares, and thus the Median and Babylonian dynasties were united.Necho II., the king of Egypt, gained a victory over the Assyrians at Carchemish. (See JOSIAH; MEGIDDO.) This secured to Egypt the possession of the Syrian provinces of Assyria, including Palestine. The remaining provinces of the Assyrian empire were divided between Babylonia and Media. But Nabopolassar was ambitious of reconquering from Necho the western provinces of Syria, and for this purpose he sent his son with a powerful army westward (Dan. 1:1). The Egyptians met him at Carchemish, where a furious battle was fought, resulting in the complete rout of the Egyptians, who were driven back (Jer. 46:2-12), and Syria and Phoenicia brought under the sway of Babylon (B.C. 606). From that time "the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land" (2 Kings 24:7). Nebuchadnezzar also subdued the whole of Palestine, and took Jerusalem, carrying away captive a great multitude of the Jews, among whom were Daniel and his companions (Dan. 1:1, 2; Jer. 27:19; 40:1).Three years after this, Jehoiakim, who had reigned in Jerusalem as a Babylonian vassal, rebelled against the oppressor, trusting to help from Egypt (2 Kings 24:1). This led Nebuchadnezzar to march an army again to the conquest of Jerusalem, which at once yielded to him (B.C. 598). A third time he came against it, and deposed Jehoiachin, whom he carried into Babylon, with a large portion of the population of the city, and the sacred vessels of the temple, placing Zedekiah on the throne of Judah in his stead. He also, heedless of the warnings of the prophet, entered into an Alliance with Egypt, and rebelled against Babylon. This brought about the final siege of the city, which was at length taken and utterly destroyed (B.C. 586). Zedekiah was taken captive, and had his eyes put out by order of the king of Babylon, who made him a prisoner for the remainder of his life.Found in Israel ALL ITEMS THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE COME WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

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AWEIDAH GALLERY
4 Via Dolorosa street
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Jerusalem
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