Extremely Rare, Iron Age 7 spouts oil lamp, 900 BC
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All Items: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: item #1049639
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Directly from Jerusalem, you are considering an extremely rare biblical Iron Age painted pottery oil lamp. Wheel-made, hollow trumpet-shaped base with seven wide pushed in V-shaped spouts, reddish/brownish slip with traces of burning
Iron Age II, 1000 - 800 BC "Time of the Kings of ancient Israel
This type of oil lamp may have been placed on each of the ten lampstands of the tenth century BCE First Temple, which Solomon built.
As Sussman explains, "In Zechariah 4, the prophet [in his vision of a future temple] describes a gold lamp stand. The lamps on it are seven in number, and the lamps above it have seven spouts. The word used for spouts, mutzakot (mutzakah, singular) is the noun form of the verb ytzq" (1985, p. 44).
THIS LAMP WILL SIMPLY MAKE A MAJOR ADDITION TO THE FINEST OIL LAMP COLLECTION A REAL MASTER PIECE!!
Measurements: Height:11 cm - Diameter: 10 cm
Condition: Professionally repaired and restored as shown in the pictures
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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