Very Rare, biblical Iron Age 7 spouts oil lamp, 900 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1102646
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Directly from Jerusalem, ancient 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
The lamps is nicely displayed on a custom plexi-glass stand of high quality
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: 9.5 cm - Diameter: 12.5 cm - Height on stand: 16 cm
Condition: Base missing, chips at the nozzle as shown, untouched as found!
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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