AN IRON AGE DIPPER JUGLET AND OIL LAMP SET

AN IRON AGE DIPPER JUGLET AND OIL LAMP SET


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1293643

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Iron Age IIC (800-586 BCE)

First Temple Period

AN ISRAELITE DIPPER JUGLET

Composed primarily of a squat, ovoid body with a straight neck and a handle attached from rim to shoulder. Finished with a burnished red slip.

Height: 11 cm (4.33 inches)

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 259, pl. 88

AN ISRAELITE OIL LAMP

This simple and elegant oil lamp sits on a flat base with a pinched spout for the wick hole and a small, everted rim.

15 x 13 cm (5.90 x 5.12 inches)

Bibliography:

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

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).

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These two items would certainly have been used together during the Iron Age. During this period oil would have been stored in large containers in the household and would have been accessed through the means of a dipper juglet. Once filled with oil said juglet would have been used to fill the lamps around the house, such as the one seen here.

“Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the Lord from evening till morning. (Exodus 27: 20-21)

“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105)