PHOENICIAN/CANAANITE TERRACOTTA LAMP

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PHOENICIAN/CANAANITE TERRACOTTA LAMP

Shallow saucer lamp, earliest type; open, round bowl, beak-like wick-rest formed by pinching up the rim.
Ex priv. coll. prof. P.M.S. Jones, UK, before 2002.

L. 17,7; diam. 18,5 cm. Orange clay, fired black in places at underside. Small chip from rim, otherwise intact.
2nd mill. BC, c. 1600-1400 BC

Publ. Peter Jones, Collecting Ancient Lamps, Swansea 2002. Cf Y. Israeli/U. Avida, Oil-Lamps from Eretz Israel, Jerusalem 1988, pp. 9-10 cat. no.1; T. Szentleleky. Ancient Lamps, Chicago 1969, p. 21 no. 1

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