AN IRON AGE DIPPER JUGLET AND OIL LAMP SET
Catalog:Pottery:Iron Age: stock #1293643
Iron Age IIC (800-586 BCE)
First Temple Period
AN ISRAELITE DIPPER JUGLET
Composed primarily of a squat, ovoid body with a straight neck and a handle attached from rim to shoulder. Finished with a burnished red slip.
Height: 11 cm (4.33 inches)
Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, p. 259, pl. 88
AN ISRAELITE OIL LAMP
This simple and elegant oil lamp sits on a flat base with a pinched spout for the wick hole and a small, everted rim.
15 x 13 cm (5.90 x 5.12 inches)
Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, p. 291, pl. 100
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).
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These two items would certainly have been used together during the Iron Age. During this period oil would have been stored in large containers in the household and would have been accessed through the means of a dipper juglet. Once filled with oil said juglet would have been used to fill the lamps around the house, such as the one seen here.
â€śCommand the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the Lord from evening till morning. (Exodus 27: 20-21)
â€śYour word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my pathâ€ť (Psalm 119:105)