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Lot 153: An ancient Palestinian oil lamp

Antiquities Auction 54: Discovery Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

06 November 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • An ancient Palestinian oil lamp
  • An ancient Palestinian oil lamp
  • An ancient Palestinian oil lamp
  • An ancient Palestinian oil lamp
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Description: An ancient Palestinian oil lamp, 4th-7th Century AD, with textured ribbing around the discus on a modern wooden stand. Dimensions not including stand, L: 3 9/10 in (9.9 cm), D: 2 in (5.2 cm). Includes note reading 'This Authentic Ancient Oil Lamp, Symbol of Piety and Knowledge, Was Excavated From Ancient Palestine (Known Today as Southern Syria). Uniquely Designed of Terracotta. It Dates From the 4th to 7th Centuries A.D. A Useful Lighting Device For the Home, It Also Served the Ancient Christians During Their Religious Rites.'. Ex Aladdin House, Ltd.; Property from the Collection of Marjorie and Charles Benton, Evanston, Illinois.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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