Holy Land, Judaea, Iron Age Oil Lamp

$275.00

Holy Land, Judaea, Iron Age oil lamp, c. 1200 – 586 BC. Excellent wheel-made buff clay oil lamp with classic ‘pinched’ nozzle and flattened bottom.

Lamps such as this one consist of a bowl to hold fuel, which was usually olive oil, and a spout to support a wick, which was probably made of flax.

The shape of these lamps changed over time, going from an open bowl with four pinched spouts to the one-spouted type shown here and, finally, to a closed lamp with a single spout. These differences in shape are one type of evidence used by archaeologists to identify the age of the pottery.

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Holy Land, Judaea, Iron Age oil lamp, c. 1200 – 586 BC. Excellent wheel-made buff clay oil lamp with classic ‘pinched’ nozzle and flattened bottom.

Lamps such as this one consist of a bowl to hold fuel, which was usually olive oil, and a spout to support a wick, which was probably made of flax.

The shape of these lamps changed over time, going from an open bowl with four pinched spouts to the one-spouted type shown here and, finally, to a closed lamp with a single spout. These differences in shape are one type of evidence used by archaeologists to identify the age of the pottery.

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