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Lamp

  • Place of origin:

    Syria (made)

  • Date:

    700-900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded

  • Museum number:

    1089-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case S, shelf 4

Physical description

Oil lamp, unglazed red earthenware, almond-shaped with two orifices and vertical handle; moulded on either side with conventional scrolled vine-stems

Place of Origin

Syria (made)

Date

700-900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded

Dimensions

Height: 4.44 cm conversion, Length: 9.2 cm

Descriptive line

Oil lamp, earthenware, moulded in relief with grape bunch scrolls, Syria (probably Jarash), 700-900.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Watson, Oliver Ceramics from Islamic Lands London: Thames & Hudson, 2004. p.104-5, Cat. Aa.14
Lane, Arthur, 'Glazed relief ware of the ninth century A.D.', Ars Islamica, VI, 56, 1939, pp. 57 (note 6, 59 & fig 6A).

Labels and date

Lamp
Found at Jerusalem
SYRIAN; 8th-9th century [10 Feb 1954]

Production Note

Found at Jerusalem

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded

Categories

Earthenware; Ceramics; Lighting

Collection

Middle East Section

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