Oil Lamps

Saucer Oil Lamp

Near Eastern (Canaanite) 

replica: hand-crafted from an original lamp at ancientlamps.com

date of the original: c. 1500-600 BC 

provenance of the original: unknown

description: The “saucer” is the earliest type of oil lamp. This undecorated example is Late Bronze/Early Iron Age, but this style of lamp continued to be used into the medieval period. Terracotta replica. Length 11 cm.