A new Nabataean inscribed bronze lamp

Zeyad Al-Salameen, Younis Shdaifat

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This paper examines a new inscribed Nabataean lamp currently held by Mr Salem Shdaifat. It represents the first known Nabataean inscribed bronze lamp that was dedicated to the life of Obodas the god, by a man and a woman, probably a husband and his wife. Palaeographically, the text may date back to the first century AD, as indicated by a comparison of the letter forms with a number of dated Nabataean inscriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalArabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Bronze lamps
  • Inscribed lamps
  • Nabataean inscriptions
  • Obodas the god

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • General Arts and Humanities


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