Delphiniform Terracotta Lamp with Wide Nozzle


Delphiniform Terracotta Lamp with Wide Nozzle

1st-3rd century CE?

terracotta: mold-made, fabric: fine with some inclusions. Munsell: 2.5 YR 5/4 reddish brown
height 2.3 cm
length 4.9 cm
width 3.5 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #201, PSU 155 (177)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This miniature gray delphiniform lamp has a long, wide nozzle. The side projection is not pierced and the top bears no decoration. The entire lamp is worn. Shape: Round-bodied lamp with flat base surrounded by a very shallow groove; rounded body profile; small central fill hole on top; long extended nozzle, slightly triangular, rounded at end; unpierced triangular lug on right side (nozzle pointing up). Decoration: None. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact; minor surface chips; heavily burnt and discolored.