Iron Age oil lamp (1200-925 B.C.) – used during the period of the Israelite monarchy.
Height: 5.5 cm.
Found in Jerusalem.
Lamps such as this one consist of a bowl to hold fuel, which was usually olive oil and a spout to support a wick, which was probably made of flax. The burning wick blackened the spout and must have produced a rather smoky light.
The shape of these lamps changed over time, going from an open bowl with four pinched spouts to the one-spouted type shown here and, finally, to a closed lamp with a single spout. These differences in shape are one type of evidence used by archaeologists to identify the age of the pottery.
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Matthew 25:1)
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