Holy Land Oil Lamp

$82.92

A fine grey terracotta oil lamp from the Holy Land, with linear striations decorating the exterior of the larger opening. Piriform in shape with a flat ovoid base and a slender nozzle. Black soot deposits can be observed around the wick hole.

Date: 2nd - 1st Century BC
Condition: Fine condition. Black soot deposits can be observed around the wick hole.

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SKU: JLS-6 Category: Tag:

The small, hand-held, wick-burning oil lamp was the main source of light for the ancient world, being not only the most efficient but also the most economical.  This grey-ware style, and shape of lamp was common in the Eastern Mediterranean of the Hellenistic Period, with the linear striations adding a decorative finish not found in earlier forms.

Weight 39.3 g
Dimensions L 8.8 x W 4.7 cm
Culture

Pottery and Porcelain

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