Pinched Oil Lamp, Iron Age

Rotating image of the pinched oil lamp from the Iron Age

Holy Land, 100-900 BCE
Terracotta
3 1/2" length
Gift of Harvey and Deborah Breverman, 2013.HB.38

The pinched design was intended to keep the wick upright, and thus easier to burn. This is a common style for the time.


Additional Images

Close up of the top of the lamp

Close up of the top of the lamp