Bowl Shaped Lamp with Open Top and Pole Mount


Bowl Shaped Lamp with Open Top and Pole Mount

terracotta: handmade, fabric: fine. Munsell: gray
height 2.9 cm
length 5.9 cm
width 4.9 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #205, PSU 154 (176)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This small, black lamp is bowl-shaped with a tube, open at both ends, in the middle of it. The top of the lamp is open and the small nozzle barely protrudes from the side. A part of the inner tube is broken. The central tube was to allow the lamp to be placed on a pole. Round bodied lamp in the shape of a small bowl with a rounded, slightly carinated body profile; incurved rim; flat base with central tube rising up through center of vessel, open on top, level with rim of lamp; small rounded open spout extending from side. Decoration: Glossy black slip on all surfaces. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Nearly complete; chips around edge of spout; worn; encrustation inside; blackened around spout area.