Lamp

700-900 (made)
Lamp thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, moulded
Brief Description
Oil lamp, earthenware, moulded in relief with grape bunch scrolls, Syria (probably Jarash), 700-900.
Physical Description
Oil lamp, unglazed red earthenware, almond-shaped with two orifices and vertical handle; moulded on either side with conventional scrolled vine-stems
Dimensions
  • Conversion height: 4.44cm
  • Length: 9.2cm
Gallery Label
Lamp Found at Jerusalem SYRIAN; 8th-9th century(10 Feb 1954)
Production
Found at Jerusalem
Bibliographic Reference
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).
Collection
Accession Number
1089-1905

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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