Oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_34

ROM2018_16917_34

Oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, thrown)
Geography: Found at "Kolonia", Israel
Date: 2nd to 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.7 cm
Object number: 910.114.86
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is recorded to have been found at "Kolonia", which would have been at that time the Palestinian village of Qalunya which was destroyed in 1949. The Roman Colonia Amosa or Colonia Emmaus was built on the ruins of the Judean village of Mozah, destroyed in the First Jewish–Roman War, and was founded as a colony by Vespasian in 71 AD. It is probably the leading contender for the Emmaus referred to in the New Testament (Luke 24:13-35) and it has been argued that the place name of Emmaus in this case is derived from the place name of Mozah.
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