Ancient "Canaanite" Early Bronze Age pottery oil lamp with four spouts and a flat base, dated from, 3000 - 2000 BC
These four-spouted lamps are among the earliest vessels specially made to be lamps. Older still are the simple bowls from the Chalcolithic period (fourth millennium BCE) with telltale burn marks on their rims (sometimes in depressions), which show that these bowls were used as lamps. Four-spoute ...click for details
Ancient Jerusalem style Byzantine "Christian" terracotta oil lamp, dated from, 485 AD.
Mould made, rim around filling hole. Linear bank around the shoulders with a branch design on the nozzle. Two rims around the filling hole.
Directly from Jerusalem, Holy Land, an extremely rare Roman Herodian clay oil lamp with four nozzles. A well-defined rim ledge around the shoulders, four holes in front of the nozzles and a central tower terminating to a ring handle for suspension. Dated from, 37 BC – 70 AD
A real master piece which will make a major addition to the finest oil lamp collection… ...click for details