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Biblical Iron Age Age pottery oil lamp,1000 BC

Item #1235442

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Price: $335.00

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Oil Lamp
Holy Land – Iron Age;
980 - 586 BC
“Time of the Kings of ancient Israel”

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

Measurements:
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 13 cm

Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored

Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Israel

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