Oil Lamp with a base
Holy Land – Iron Age;
980 - 586 BC
“Time of the King Solomon”
Biblical pottery saucer type oil lamp with a base and burning marks “Soot” at the nozzle, everted rim and pinched mouth, thick walls.
The thick, clumsy base of this lamps is a feature peculiar to southern Israel in the Iron Age II Period, and represents a new development in the millennium-long tradition of round-based lamps.
Parallels: Ruth Amiran, 1970: PL 100:20 (beit Mirsim)Beer-Sheba I: 56:5, PL. 63:135
Length: 13 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Height: 5 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored
Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Israel
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