A MIDDLE BRONZE AGE OIL LAMP
Please refer to our stock # WL.32 when inquiring.
Middle Bronze Age IIB-C; 1730-1550 BCE
This early lamp shows the beginnings of the development toward the more common lamp of the later Bronze Age. This example sits on a round base with a slight pinch of the frontal rim to form a wick hole. It is decorated with a red burnished slip.
In excellent condition with natural encrustation still present.
5.43 x 5.15 inches (13.8 x 13.1 cm)
From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Amiran, Ruth, “Ancient Pottery in the Holy Land” (Rutgers University Press, 1970), 190, pl.59.