A PERSIAN PERIOD TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Pottery:Holy Land: stock #1323076
Persian Period; 586-332 BCE
A Wheel made lamp with a shallow bowl and a pinched wick hole on a rounded base, the rim is wide and everted. Oil lamps from this period are relatively uncommon, with one in such fine condition being even less so.
In very fine condition. Slight chip on rim.
5 7/8 x 5 15/16 x 2 1/8 inches (14.9 x 15.08 x 5.39 cm)
From an American collection. Ships from the United States.
Free shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Noam Adler, "A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection", (Old City Press: Israel, 2004.
Varda Sussman, "Oil-Lamps in the Holy Land: Saucer Lamps: From the Beginning to the Hellenistic Period: Collections of the Israel Antiquities Authority". Archeopress: Oxford, 2007.
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