A JUDAEAN TERRACOTTA TORCH
Catalog:Pottery:Holy Land: stock #1370971
Roman Period; 1st-2nd Century CE
Utilitarian by nature, this torch is nonetheless, able to combine several decorative motifs to make a beautiful work. Sitting on a small, flat base the handle has ribbed detailing with the rim of the torch being decorated with incised triangles and dots.
In excellent condition and showing signs of use in antiquity.
From a private American collection.