Red-slip ware oil lamp - 910.114.517_1_ashleegalletta201106

910.114.517_1_ashleegalletta201106

Red-slip ware oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, moulded), moulded-relief decoration, red slip (partly abraded)
Geography: Probably made in Syria; found at Bayt Jibrin (Roman Eleutheropolis), Israel
Date: 1st-3rd Century
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
8.9 x 0.6 cm
Object number: 910.114.517
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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