Pointed pottery oval lamp. Wide filling-hole, with double raised rim. Shoulder decorated with raised oblique lines. Nozzle-top shows a Menorah? on tripod base. Base-ring. Light brown clay.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Width: 6.5 centimetres
- Length: 9.9 centimetres
Manufactured in Palestine or Syria.
Close: 'BASOR Supplementary Series' xv-xvi, 1953, p. 49, fig. 50, from Silet edh-Dhahr, near Samaria; Aharoni, Y., 1964. ‘Excavations at Ramat Raḥel : seasons 1961 and 1962’. Rome : Centro die studi semitici, fig. 10, 4, from Ramat Rahel, near Jerusalem; McCown, C.L., 1947. ‘Tell en-Naṣbeh’. Berkeley : The Palestine Institute of Pacific School of Religion and The American Schools of Oriental Research, pl. 40, 3, from Tell en-Nasbeh; Rosenthal, R., & Sivan, R., 1978. ‘Ancient lamps in the Schleossinger Collection’. Jerusalem : Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 484-5.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA20031
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