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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Antiquities| > |Antiquities by Type| > |Oil Lamps| > AL93897
Roman Arabia, Gerasa, Decapolis (|Jerash, Jordan), Jerash "Daroma" Type Oil Lamp, c. 70 - 160 A.D.
|Oil| |Lamps|, |Roman| |Arabia,| |Gerasa,| |Decapolis| |(|Jerash,| |Jordan),| |Jerash| |"Daroma"| |Type| |Oil| |Lamp,| |c.| |70| |-| |160| |A.D.|,
Jerash, Jordan is north of the national capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, its known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman city Gerasa just outside the modern city. The historian Josephus mentions the city as being principally inhabited by Syrians, but also having a small Jewish community. "Jerash lamps" parallel the very similar Jewish "Daroma" lamps" of Judaea. A large group of "Jerash lamps" was found in a potters shop excavated in Jerash, hence the name. Some Jerash lamps have been found in Israel, at Beit-Guvrin, Nazareth, Caesarea, and other sites. Usually the nozzle is decorated with a fig or grape leaf, decorations on the shoulders vary but floral and geometric patterns are most common. Jerash lamps are most easily identified when they have a red slip that was carelessly splashed on the upper half. Gerasa
AL93897. Jerash "Daroma" Type Oil Lamp, cf. Adler 3.4, 356; Schloessinger 391; Bailey BMC -; 8.9 cm (3 1/2") long; 5.7 cm (2 1/4") wide, near Choice, a few bumps, ornamentation a little weak with details obscure, light deposits, c. 70 - 160 A.D.; mold made, fine buff-brown clay, red slip "carelessly splashed" on the upper half, round body, bow shaped nozzle, knob handle, flat low disk base, ornamented with a leaf(?) on the nozzle, a bunch of grapes and grape leaves on each side of the curved shoulders; SOLD




  







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