Oil Lamps

Herodian Oil Lamp

Near Eastern


 gift of: Lois Dumbovic

date: c. 37 BC - 100 AD

provenance: Jerusalem

description: This undecorated terracotta lamp has a round, wheel-
made body, termed a “knife-pared” lamp, typical of its period. It is heavily encrusted with dirt and soot. Length 8 cm.

(See also: Hellenistic Oil Lamp; Jewish/Samaritan Oil Lamp.)