Holy Land, Judaea. Circa "Year Zero"
Oil Lamps from the Time of Herod the Great and
Jesus Christ's Time in Jerusalem, c. 25 BC - 4 AD

A fine collection of "Herodian" terracotta oil lamps. This was the type of lamp that would have been used to light the inside of Jesus' tomb after His crucifixion. Each made with a rounded, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Some with spouts still charred from use in antiquity, a few with original ancient Jerusalem earth still inside. cf. Bussiere - Rivel 309. ex-Hamedian Gallery, Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem (unless noted otherwise). SEE ALSO: All Ancient Oil Lamps for Sale



Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, with rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 3/8" (8.6 cm). Intact, heavy earthen deposits. #AH2064: $275

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, with rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 78 mm (3 inches). Intact, heavy earthen deposits. #AH2131: $250



Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Great "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Intact, with heavy earthen deposits. Spout still shows charring from use in antiquity! #AH2234: $325


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, with rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm). Intact, heavy earthen deposits. #AH2215: $250


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Repaired spout. 3 1/2" (88 mm). #AH2053: $199


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 82 mm (3 1/4"). Intact, with heavy earthen deposits, spout still clogged with ancient earth! #AH2126: $275


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Excellent "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 5/8" (9.3 cm). Intact, with earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! #AH2134: $299 SOLD


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 79 mm (3 1/8"). One corner of spout chipped. Spout still clogged with ancient earth! #AH2218: $175


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 84 mm (3 1/4"). Intact, with heavy earthen deposits. Spout chipped in antiquity, but still shows charring from use in antiquity! #AH2219: $250


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 82 mm (3 1/4"). Small hole in bottom, heavy earthen deposits. #AH2220: $175 SOLD


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large and rare "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Lovely swirling decorative design around fill-hole, small knob handle. Traces of what appears to be a vase or amphora on the spout! L: 3 1/2" (9 cm). Light earthen deposits. Spout still shows charring from use in antiquity! A rarer type. #AH2257: $325 SOLD


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large and rare "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Lovely swirling decorative design around fill-hole, small knob handle. Traces of what appears to be a vase or amphora on the spout! L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Repaired, light earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! A rarer type. #AR2869: $299


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Excellent "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/8" (8 cm). Intact, with earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! ex-Canadian archaeologist's collection, acquired in Israel in 1975 during archaeological excavations. #AH2266: $225


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Excellent "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). Repaired spout, earthen deposits. ex-Hamedian Gallery, Jerusalem. #AH2288: $175


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Beautiful "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/8" (7.8 cm). Intact except for small chip to rim, with nice red color, earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! The best one I have! #AH2225: $325 SOLD

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Herod the Great's Judaea. 73 BC - 4 BC in Jerusalem. Lovely terracotta oil lamp from the Holy Land that was in use during the time of Christ. #1812: $200 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded body with large central fill hole. 78 mm (3") long, with nice earthen deposits. Graceful formed spout
, still blackened from the ancient flame it once held! Nice reddish-tan color. Ex-Hamedian Galleries, Old City of Jerusalem. #8156: $199 SOLD


Excellent group of large Herodian oil lamps. Ex-Hamedian Galleries, Jerusalem. Examples shown, some lamps shown have already sold.
SOLD OUT #051611: $250 each.

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). Intact and well-preserved, with some blackening on spout from ancient use. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AH2038: $299 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 79 mm (3"). Spout charred from use in antiquity. Intact, some chips to spout. Still filled with Jerusalem soil! ex-Hamedian Gallery, Jerusalem. #AH2019: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved. Spout still charred from ancient use. 3 1/2" (90 mm). #AH2058: $299 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved.
3 1/4" (84 mm). #AH2055: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved. Quite big for these, at 3 3/4" (94 mm) long. #AH2048: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved.
3 1/4" (80 mm). #AH2057: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact, nicely preserved.
3 3/8" (86 mm). #AH2052: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved.
3 1/8" (80 mm). #AH2060: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Spout still charred from use in antiquity! 82 mm (3 1/4"). Spout reattached. #AH2092: $199 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
VERY Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 98 mm (3 3/4"). Intact, with light ancient earthen deposits. Gorgeous shape, extremely well-preserved. They don't come much nicer than this! #AH2132: $425 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 87 mm (3 3/8"). Intact, spout still shows traces of charring from use. Light iridescence on bottom likely from a glass artifact it was buried with for 2,000 years! #AH2091: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Great "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact with heavy earthen deposits. 81 mm (3 1/4"). #AH2125: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 83 mm (3 1/4"). Intact, spout still shows traces of charring from use. Found during the Hebrew Union College Biblical and Archaeological School's 1970 excavations at Gezer, Israel. ex-Asheville, NC collection. #AH2137: $299 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Intact, with nice red color, earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! #AH2135: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Great "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle, small knob handle. 85 mm (3 1/4"). Intact, spout still shows traces of charring from use. #AH2129: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. With rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 74 mm (2 7/8"). Intact, with heavy earthen deposits. #AH2217: $199 SOLD


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Nice "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 86 mm (3 1/2"). Intact, with earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use. #AH2128: $250 SOLD



Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Excellent and large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, with rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle.Punched-dot decorative elements over the spout (rare!) L: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). Intact, heavy earthen deposits. #AH2066: $350 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Excellent "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 7/16" (8.7 cm). Intact, with earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! #AH2136: $299 SOLD



Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded body with large central fill hole. 78 mm (3") long, with nice earthen deposits. Nice! Ex-Hamedian Galleries, Old City of Jerusalem. #8148: $199
SOLD


Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Very large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Wheel-made, with rounded body and flattened, featureless base. Around the fill-hole a shallow ridge, with splayed nozzle with rounded end. Thin walled and of delicate construction. Minor repair. L: 4” (10.2 cm). Very nice! Ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #A130221: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Extremely rare large double-spouted "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. round-bodied with flat, bare shoulders, a raised rim around the fill-hole. The two arrowheaded nozzles with large wick-holes, the base lightly rounded, the ring handle broken off. 4" (10.2 cm). Ex-J R collection, Orange County, CA. #A132442: $325
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. L: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). Intact, light deposits and soot from use in antiquity. #AH2006: $225 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 87 mm (3 3/8"). Intact, red tone with light earthen deposits. Nice lamp, bad photo! #AH2018: $250 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded body with large central fill hole. 75 mm (3") long, with nice earthen deposits. Graceful formed spout
, still blackened from the ancient flame it once held! #272007: $199 SOLD - alt. available (below)

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Well-preserved, spout reattached. 3 1/8" (78 mm). #AH2051: $299 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact, some chips to spout.
3 3/8" (87 mm). #AH2054: $199
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved. Spout still charred from ancient use. 3 1/4" (80 mm). #AH2056: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Very well-preserved. 3 1/2" (90 mm), great color. #AH2050: $299 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and perfectly-preserved with light white surfaces. 3 1/4" (83 mm). #AH2047: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved.
2 7/8" (74 mm). #AH2059: $225
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
"Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Intact and well-preserved.
3 1/4" (82 mm). #AH2049: $275
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 90 mm (3 5/8"). Intact, spout still shows traces of charring from use. Spout still packed with ancient Holy Land earth! #AH2133: $275 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Lovely "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Nice, rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 88 mm (3 1/2"). Intact, spout still shows traces of charring from use. Ancient earthen deposits still inside! #AH2124: $250 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
HUGE "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp.
Intact, with heavy ancient earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use. 103 mm (4 3/8").
ex-Robert Deutsch, Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. #AH2093: $425
SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp, with rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. 84 mm (3 1/4"). Repaired. Spout still shows traces of charring from use. #AH2130: $199 SOLD

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Large and rare "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Lovely swirling decorative design around fill-hole, small knob handle. L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Repaired, light earthen deposits. Spout still shows traces of charring from use in antiquity! A rarer type. #AH2065: $299 SOLD

Excellent group of large Herodian oil lamps. Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ.
All Ex-Hamedian Galleries, Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem.
Measure between around 75 mm (2 7/8") to 90 mm (3 1/2"). Please indicate which lamp by # you are choosing from the group.
I apologize for the horrible photo. #AH2003G: $250 each
ALL SOLD - Ask about alternates!

Jerusalem, c. "Year Zero", Time of Christ
Rare "Herodian" terracotta oil lamp. Rounded
, flat body and long spout with squared nozzle. Lovely swirling decorative design around; small knob handle. L: 3" (7.6 cm). Intact, heavy earthen deposits. A rarer type. #AH2216: $325 SOLD