Herodian Oil Lamp (1st Century)


Herodian Oil Lamp

Authentic clay oil lamp from the Herodian Period (1st century – Jesus' time)

A great piece used in daily life from the time of Jesus!

Length: 8 cm

Excellent Condition

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval


First Century Herodian Oil Lamp Jesus time 

Material: Clay Pottery

Use: Oil Lamp

Date: 37 B.C. – 70 A.D.

Provenance:  Jerusalem

These Herodian oil lamps 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. These oil lamps come in various sizes and styles, sometimes with decorations and sometimes plain, making this a unique souvenir for travelers from the first century until today.

Jesus time Oil Lamp discovered in Jerusalem

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 9 x 8 x 6 cm