Seven-wick oil lamp - 910.114.164_1

910.114.164_1

Seven-wick oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, moulded)
Geography: Found near Beisan-Beit She'an (ancient Scythopolis), Israel
Date: 1st century AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
6 x 15.5 x 11.2 cm
Object number: 910.114.164
Not on view
Object History: Purchased from Vester & Co, Jerusalem, in 1910. Records say the object was found "near Beisan". The site is still known by the Arabic name of Beisan, but also Beit She'an, in Israel, which was the ancient Scythopolis, "city of the Scythians".
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