A CANAANITE CLAY OIL LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 805398
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Middle Bronze Age I; c. 2250 - 1950 B.C

This clay oil lamp is a very rare survival from over 4000 years ago in exceptional condition. It is comprised of a single spout with a flat botton and a deep bowl. Made with thin walls only about 5 mms thick. With no trace of soot this lamp was most likely never used. Found in Samaria (biblical Shomron).

5.55 x 5.16 x 2.17 inches (14.1 x 13.1 x 5.5 cms)

Lucite stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Ruth, Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University, 1970), Plate 22.