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Authentic Ancient Hellenistic Oil Lamp

Authentic Ancient Hellenistic Oil Lamp

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Authentic Ancient Hellenistic Oil Lamp

  • The oil lamp size: 9X7 CM
  • The age: 330 BCE
  • Found: Jerusalem 
  • The material: Terracotta 
  • Whats comes with the Oil lamp : authentic certificate verifying its age

Product Description:

Embark on a journey through the ancient world with this exquisite authentic oil lamp from the Hellenistic period. Crafted by skilled artisans over two thousand years ago, this lamp is a tangible relic of Hellenistic culture and innovation. Made of terracotta clay, this lamp features a distinctive design characteristic of the Hellenistic era, with its elegant curves and intricate patterns. Whether displayed as a piece of art or used to illuminate your space, this Hellenistic oil lamp is sure to evoke a sense of wonder and fascination with the past.

Historical Background: 

The Hellenistic period, following the reign of Alexander the Great, witnessed a flourishing of art, culture, and intellectual pursuits across the Mediterranean world. Oil lamps during this time were essential sources of light in households, temples, and public spaces, illuminating the darkness with their flickering flames. Hellenistic artisans embraced a variety of styles and techniques, blending influences from Greek, Egyptian, and Eastern traditions to create lamps of remarkable diversity and beauty.

The design of Hellenistic oil lamps often reflected the artistic trends and cultural exchanges of the period, with some featuring realistic depictions of mythological scenes or everyday life, while others showcased abstract geometric patterns or floral motifs. These lamps were typically made of terracotta clay, a versatile and readily available material that lent itself well to the intricacies of Hellenistic craftsmanship.

What Makes It Unique? 

What sets this authentic Hellenistic oil lamp apart is its direct connection to one of the most dynamic and influential periods in ancient history. As a relic of the Hellenistic era, this lamp offers a glimpse into the artistic achievements and cultural innovations of a bygone age. Unlike modern reproductions, this lamp bears the patina of age, with surface imperfections and signs of wear that speak to its authenticity. Owning this oil lamp allows one to hold a piece of history in their hands, connecting them to the artistic genius and cultural richness of the Hellenistic world. As a symbol of creativity and cultural exchange, this authentic Hellenistic oil lamp stands as a timeless testament to the enduring legacy of ancient Greece and its far-reaching influence.

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"At Hamedian Gallery, our journey spans over 35 years of dedication to excellence in the world of antiquities. Through hard work, passion, and the support of our valued customers, we've achieved remarkable milestones that have shaped our reputation as a trusted source for rare and authentic treasures.

Our breakthroughs in the industry have been fueled by the countless friendships and partnerships we've cultivated along the way. These relationships have not only enriched our collection but have also allowed us to expand our offerings to include a diverse array of items, from Icons and pottery to ancient coins, statues, and carpets.

One of our proudest achievements came when the Israeli Antiquities Authority and The Ministry of Tourism granted us authorization to sell a wide range of antiquities, affirming our commitment to authenticity and integrity. This milestone opened doors to new opportunities, leading to partnerships with international companies and participation in prestigious auctions worldwide.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to authenticity. Every item in our gallery is accompanied by a legal certificate from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, and our inventory is meticulously cataloged and classified by the Israeli Museum. This ensures that our customers can shop with confidence, knowing they are acquiring genuine pieces of history.

To our esteemed customers, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your trust and support. Thank you for allowing us to share our passion for antiquities with you. We invite you to explore our gallery and discover the timeless treasures that await."