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