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.
Holy Land Oil Lamp
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.
Condition: Fine condition. Black soot deposits can be observed around the wick hole.