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Lamp

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Old Cairo (found)

  • Date:

    ca. 1100-1400 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major W.J. Myers

  • Museum number:

    1735-1897

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 6

Physical description

Lamp, red earthenware, of rectangular form with curved end, supported on four small feet, with a flat circular handle and short neck, double spout for wicks (damaged), sides moulded in relief with a half-palmette scroll band, covered in an opaque greenish-blue glaze.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Old Cairo (found)

Date

ca. 1100-1400 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 5.39 cm conversion

Descriptive line

Lamp, earthenware, covered in a greenish-blue glaze, Egypt, 1100-1400. Found in Fostat (Old Cairo).

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Lighting

Collection

Middle East Section

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