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Middle Bronze Age Terracotta Oil Lamp - SP.396
Origin: Hebron/ West Bank
Circa: 1900 BC to 1700 BC
Dimensions: 2" (5.1cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide
Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Medium: Terracotta

Additional Information: Anna
Location: United States
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes in the Holy Land more than four millennia ago. A metaphor of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have guided great thoughts through the night, stood vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness - (SP.396)


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