AN IRON AGE TERRACOTTA LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Oil Lamps: stock #1285915
Iron Age IIC, c. 800-568 BCE
A handmade terracotta oil lamp on a flat base with a pronounced rim and a pinched wick hole. Shows signs of use in antiquity.
In excellent and original condition.
14.15 x 13.8 cm (5.57 x 5.43 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Amiran, â€śPottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, p. 291, pl. 100
By the time this lamp was produced during the late Iron Age this simple, yet effective, style of lamp had a long history of use in the Holy Land.