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Home > Catalog > |Antiquities| > |Antiquities by Type| > |Oil Lamps| > AH21501
Southern Israelite Monarchy, Pinched-Rim Stepped-Base Lamp, Iron Age IIC, 700 - 586 B.C.
The final phase of the Iron Age in Palestine ended in 586 B.C. with the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonians.

Sussman writes that thick heavy, ungainly bases of are characteristic of this last stage of the Iron Age - particularly in Southern Palestine. She also notes that the types is clumsier, receptacle smaller and many of the lamps are unstable (this one is stable). Alex Malloy says this type is scarce and is not found above Meggedo.
AH21501. Pinched-rim stepped-base lamp, Sussman p. 69, figure 8.38:2; Gerar 91u; Amiran -; 12.8 cm (5") wide, 11.8 cm (4 5/8") long, 5.9 cm (2 3/8") tall, Choice, complete except for tiny chip in the rim (visible in photo), a few thin cracks (probably as made), traces of a white slip, Iron Age IIC, 700 - 586 B.C.; pinkish clay with traces of a white slip, wheel-made with pinched-in rim for wick, shallow receptacle with a broad fairly flat rim, stepped base with a distinct disk on a thick heavy heal; ex Alex G. Malloy; scarce; SOLD




  







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