Zev Radovan, courtesy of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums

One-spouted oil lamps were used in Israel from Middle Bronze I until the beginning of the Persian period, sixth century B.C.—almost 1,500 years. The rim could be turned inward, as this lamp demonstrates, or outward, as the lamps on p. 46 show, and the spout could be either slightly or decidedly pinched. Typical of Middle Bronze II (2000–1550 B.C.), this lamp, discovered at Ginossar, near the Sea of Galilee, is a shallow, open bowl with an incurved rim and flattened base, fashioned on a potter’s wheel.