AN IRON AGE TERRACOTTA LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND

AN IRON AGE TERRACOTTA LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1285915

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Iron Age IIC, c. 800-568 BCE

A handmade terracotta oil lamp on a flat base with a pronounced rim and a pinched wick hole. Shows signs of use in antiquity.

In excellent and original condition.

14.15 x 13.8 cm (5.57 x 5.43 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 291, pl. 100

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By the time this lamp was produced during the late Iron Age this simple, yet effective, style of lamp had a long history of use in the Holy Land.