Round Herodian Oil Lamp
Antique round Herodian oil lamp 1st century, early King Herod era found in the Holy Land of Israel 1st century CE.
Genuine antique Herodian oil lamp 1st century. It has shaped and developed by the pottery manufacturers by attaching two layers of clay so to get the design demanded, and after it has been dried in furnace they would break the thin top layer to get the oil in it. It is from private collection.
Dimension 8.5 cm X 7 cm X 2 cm approximately.
The science of Archeology is a way to find facts of ancient artifacts and evidence of ancient cultures and civilization.
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