Oil lamp - 910.114.364_1_ashleegalletta201106

910.114.364_1_ashleegalletta201106

Oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, moulded), moulded-relief decoration
Geography: Found at Bayt Jibrin (Roman Eleutheropolis), Israel
Date: 4th-5th Century
Period: Roman Imperial - Early Byzantine period
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 910.114.364
Not on view
Object History: This object is from a group of objects acquired by the ROM in 1910 from F. Vester & Co of the American Colony in Jerusalem. The records indicate that they were "Found at Beit Jibrin(?)", presumably the question mark in parentheses would suggest that the attribution is not entirely certain, or others say "bought in Beit Jebrin" by Vester or his agent. This would have been the Palestinian village of Bayt Jibrin, an important city in the Roman and Byzantine period called Eleutheropolis. The modern Israeli settlement of Beit Guvrin is to the north of the site.
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