Very Rare Roman Terracotta Multiple Wick Holes Oil Lamp - For Sale

Very Rare Roman Terracotta Multiple Wick Holes Oil Lamp
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Aweidah Gallery is pleased to present this extremely rare museum quality ancient Roman terracotta oil lamp with 5 multiple wick holes with soot marks. The Oil lamp is highly decorated with three large decorated columns and two large plam date branches in between. A clear ZIGZAG design can be clearly seen on the shoulder and a beautiful looped handle, dots inside circa around the filling hole.Dated from, 200 - 400 Ad Among the repertoire of decorations on the earliest lamps is the image of a building. Specific architectural elements that compose this design motif are, the building facade, the temple facade, the arch, columns, and the tower. On Jewish lamps, these depictions represented the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, expressing the longing for the restoration of the Temple. The building or temple facades are seen frontally looking directly at the entrance. Generally, a simple structure is shown, with an opening between two columns, and an arch and/or gabled roof. To indicate the sacredness of the building, representations of the lamps were depicted in the arches. As the NER TAMID "The eternal light" in the Tabernacle signified divine presence, s also did the representations of the lamps within the arches.The columns are not only elementary components in architecture, supporting an architrave but they can appear in symbolic functions, reflecting those of Jachin and Boaz, the two free-standing pillars before the First Temple in Jerusalem. The tower originally employed for military purposes became a central component of church structures, mosques and synagogues.Measurements: Length: 14 cm - Width: 8.5 cm Condition: Excellent archaeological condition, not repaired and not restored Found near Jerusalem, Holy LandALL ITEMS THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE COME WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

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