Near Eastern Iron Age Saucer Lamp
CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Palestine
DATE: Circa 900-800 BCE (Late Iron Age
I – Early Iron Age II period)
DIMENSIONS: 15.5 cm (6.0 in.) long / 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) wide
DESCRIPTION: Ceramic oil lamp with shallow bowl, wide slightly everted rim, pinched mouth forming
a constricted area for the wick to rest, and rounded bottom with no distinct base. Larger than most examples of this type.
Most of the rim and part of the bowl on one side has been rejoined from a few fragments, with minor areas of restoration
at the joins; otherwise complete and intact.
Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, May 22, 2005, Lot # 1482. Previously in a West Coast private collection.