Herodian Oil Lamp
gift of: Lois Dumbovic
date: c. 37 B.C. - 100 A.D.
description: This undecorated terracotta lamp has a round, wheel-
made body, termed a “knife-pared” lamp, typical of its period. It is heavily encrusted with dirt and soot. Length 8 cm.
(See also: Hellenistic Oil Lamp; Jewish/Samaritan Oil Lamp.)