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Authentic Ancient Roman Oil Jar

Authentic Ancient Roman Oil Jar

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Authentic Ancient Roman Oil Jar

  • The oil lamp size: 15X13 CM
  • The age: 63 BCE
  • Found: Jerusalem 
  • The material: Terracotta 
  • Whats comes with the Oil lamp : authentic certificate verifying its age

Product Description:

Step into the ancient world with this extraordinary authentic oil jar from ancient Rome, a relic steeped in history and craftsmanship. Crafted by skilled artisans over two thousand years ago, this jar once held precious oils, perfumes, or other valuable commodities, serving as a vessel for trade, storage, or ceremonial use. Made of durable terracotta clay, this jar bears the marks of its age, its weathered surface telling stories of ancient rituals and traditions. With its timeless beauty and historical significance, this Roman oil jar is not just a container but a portal to the splendor and grandeur of ancient Rome.

Historical Background: 

In ancient Rome, oil played a vital role in daily life, serving as fuel, medicine, cosmetics, and offerings in religious ceremonies. Oil jars, like the one depicted here, were essential vessels for storing and transporting oil from production sites to markets and households. Crafted from terracotta clay, these jars varied in size and shape depending on their intended use, with some designed for bulk storage and others for individual consumption.

The craftsmanship of Roman oil jars reflected the ingenuity and sophistication of Roman artisans, who employed techniques such as wheel-throwing, molding, and firing to create vessels of remarkable durability and beauty. Roman oil jars were often adorned with decorative motifs, inscriptions, or stamped seals indicating their contents and origins.

What Makes It Unique? 

What sets this authentic Roman oil jar apart is its direct connection to the daily life and commerce of ancient Rome. As a relic of antiquity, this jar offers a tangible link to the bustling markets, bustling streets, and bustling households of ancient Rome. Unlike modern replicas, this jar bears the patina of age, with surface imperfections and signs of use that speak to its authenticity. Owning this oil jar allows one to hold a piece of history in their hands, connecting them to the trade routes, cultural exchanges, and everyday rituals of ancient Rome. As a symbol of resilience and innovation, this authentic Roman oil jar stands as a timeless testament to the enduring legacy of one of history's greatest civilizations.

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Why us?

"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."