AN ISRAELITE CLAY OIL LAMP AND JUGLET SET

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 # 1299834

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Iron Age II A-B; c. 960-700 BCE

AN ISRAELITE BLACK DIPPER JUGLET

Introduced during the Iron Age II period this juglet is composed of a globular body, a long cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim and a handle attached from neck to body. The clay is light in color with an applied burnished black slip.

In fine condition, slight damage to slip.

Height: 8.5 cm (3.34 inches)

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 256-9; pl. 87

AN ISRAELITE OIL LAMP

Sitting on a rounded base this lamp has a deep bowl and a pinched wick hole. Although produced for utilitarian purposes this in no way diminishes the elegant simplicity of the form of the lamp.

In excellent condition with natural incrustation present.

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

Both artifacts found south of Jerusalem.

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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)