AN ISRAELITE CLAY OIL LAMP AND JUGLET SET


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1299831

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Iron Age IIC; c. 700-586 BCE

AN ISRAELITE CLAY JUGLET

Composed of a globular body with a wide, straight neck with the rim minusculy flared. A handle is attached from the rim of the vessel to the shoulder. This juglet is made of pale clay with a burnished red slip.

In fine condition.

Height: 10 cm (3.94 inches)

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 259-65; pl. 88-9

AN ISRAELITE OIL LAMP

Sitting on a flat base this lamp has a clear and defined rim in addition to a narrow wick hole.

In excellent condition with signs of use in antiquity.

Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 cm (4.92 x 4.92 inches)

Bibliography:

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

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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)