AN ISRAELITE TERRACOTTA JUGLET AND OIL LAMP SET
Please refer to our stock # L.34 when inquiring.
Iron Age II A-B, c. 930-800 BCE
First Temple Period
A ISRAELITE OIL JUGLET
Consisting primarily of a globular body with a straight, cylindrical neck and a handle attached from the body to the neck of the vessel. Finished with a black, burnished slip.
In very fine condition with natural patina present.
8 cm (3.15 inches) high
Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 256, pl. 86.
AN ISRAELITE OIL LAMP
This wheel made oil lamp site on a low disc base with an everted rim and pinched spout to form the wick hole. So popular were these lamps during the lron Age that evidence of their use can be found throughout Israel.
In very fine condition.
11.5 x 12 cm (4.52 x 4.72 inches)
Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 291, pl. 100.
Noam Adler, “Oil lamps of the Holy Land: The Adler Collection”
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Both of these items would have been ubiquitous in the Iron Age household of the Levant. The dipper juglet was used for the removal of oil from the larger storage amphorae. These dipper juglets would then be used to fill household items such as this oil lamp.
“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 for my feet, a light on my path." (Psalms 119:105)