Large Judaean 'Pinched' Oil Lamp


Large Judaean 'Pinched' Oil Lamp

A large ancient Judaean 'pinched' oil lamp, with wheel-turned foot.

Holy Land, Judaea,
Iron Age, Ca. 1200 - 500 BC.
Length: 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm).

Cf.: The Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, (Brussels) p.78 for examples from the Levant; for examples from Tunisia, The Phoenicians, (Milan, 1988), nos. 367-368; for wheel-made and pinched examples see R. Amiran, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land , pl. 100, nos. 18-19.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa, Florida; acquired in 1977.

Inv#: 6841


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