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Authentic Ancient Herodian Oil Lamp

Authentic Ancient Herodian Oil Lamp

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 Authentic Ancient Herodian Oil Lamp

  • The oil lamp size: 11X8 CM
  • The age: 37 BCE
  • Found: Jerusalem 
  • The material: Terracotta 
  • Whats comes with the Oil lamp : authentic certificate verifying its age

Product Description: 

Discover a piece of ancient history with this remarkable authentic oil lamp from the Herodian period. Crafted over two thousand years ago, this lamp is a tangible relic of the time when Herod the Great ruled over Judea. Made of terracotta clay, this lamp features a distinctive design typical of the Herodian era, with its simple yet elegant shape and minimalistic decoration. Whether displayed as a historical artifact or used to add a touch of antiquity to your home, this Herodian oil lamp is sure to evoke a sense of reverence and fascination with the past.

Historical Background:

The Herodian period, named after King Herod the Great, was a time of significant political and cultural upheaval in Judea. Herod, a client king appointed by the Romans, ruled over Judea from 37 to 4 BCE, overseeing ambitious building projects and cultural developments. Oil lamps during the Herodian period were essential household items, providing light and warmth in homes throughout the region.

The design of Herodian oil lamps was typically simple and utilitarian, reflecting the practical needs of everyday life. These lamps were often made of terracotta clay, a durable and readily available material, and featured minimal decoration or ornamentation. Despite their simplicity, Herodian oil lamps were integral to daily life in Judea, serving as symbols of continuity and resilience during times of political and social change.

What Makes It Unique?

What sets this authentic Herodian oil lamp apart is its direct connection to a pivotal period in ancient history. As a relic of the Herodian era, this lamp offers a tangible link to the reign of King Herod and the cultural landscape of Judea during the time of Jesus Christ. Unlike modern reproductions, this lamp bears the patina of age, with surface imperfections and signs of use that speak to its authenticity. Owning this oil lamp allows one to hold a piece of history in their hands, connecting them to the events and personalities that shaped the ancient world. As a symbol of continuity and resilience, this authentic Herodian oil lamp stands as a timeless testament to the enduring legacy of the Herodian dynasty.

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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."