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 Catalogue : Oil Lamps:Bronze Age
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Catalog:Oil Lamps:Bronze Age: stock #805104

Bronze Age; c. 2350-1400 B.C.

A collection of three clay oil lamps found in Hebron.

First: Early Bronze to Middle Bronze Age; c. 2350-1750 BC.

Four spout lamp. The walls of the lamp are about 5 mm thick, and the lamp has a flat, unfinished bottom. Traces of soot are visible in each of the four wick rests , traces of the potter’s wheel on oil lamp body. Intact and very good condition.

5.55 x 1.89 inches (14.1 x 4.8 cm)

Second: Middle Bronze Age; c. 2200-1550 B.C.

A single spout lamp with rim straight up resembling a bowl. Lamp fabric is gritty gray clay with large quartz inclusions. The lamp has a slightly rounded tool-scraped bottom, and the wick rest has little soot, Intact and very good condition ,

4.37 x 3.6 x 1.14 inches (11.1 x 9.2 x 2.9 cm)

Third: Late Bronze Age I; c. 1550-1400 BC.

Formed of pinkish clay, with a flat bottom and a deep bowl. Burnished on a potter’s wheel. A trace of soot on the single spout. In the few places where the inner clay is exposed, it has coarse grits. In good and original condition some minor chips on rim.

5.7 x 5.35 x 1.65 inches (14.5 x 13.6 x 4.2 cm)

Three Lucite stands, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.


Israeli and Avida, “Oil Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.”, (Jerusalem, 1988)

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection.”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004)

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