Herodian Jesus time oil lamp – Discovered in Jerusalem


Jesus time lamp Second temple period.

Classic Herodian period oil lamp used in the 1st century AD in central Judea. Typical oil lamp used in daily life in Jesus’ time!

This type of oil lamp was manufactured in Jerusalem and was a common souvenir for first century Jews who traveled to Jerusalem to visit the temple.

Discovered in Israel

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Herodian Oil Lamp Discovered in Jerusalem 

Material: Clay Pottery
Use: Oil Lamp
Date: 37 B.C. – 70 A.D.
Provenance:  Jerusalem

This Herodian oil lamp are very unique because this style was made only in Jerusalem, and was only in use for about a hundred years. This is the type of oil lamp that was used in the central hill country of Judea during the time of Jesus. The round body of these lamps was made on a wheel, while the distinctive nozzle was made as a separate piece, which was then attached, giving the lamp a unique look known as a “knife-parted” oil lamp. This type of lamp was made exclusively in Jerusalem, but has been discovered in excavations throughout the region because Jews who came to Jerusalem for pilgrimages during holidays would take these oil lamps as a souvenir from the holy city.

Additional information

Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 3 cm