Bowl Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Broad Pedestal Base


Bowl Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Broad Pedestal Base

terracotta: wheel-made, fabric: coarse. Munsell: 10YR 6/3 pale brown
height 3.4 cm
length 7.3 cm
width 5.8 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #301, PSU 157 (179)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This gray, wheel-turned lamp was covered by a dark brown glaze. It is bowl-shaped and has a broad pedestal base. The nozzle is short and very thick. There is a side projection on the left (sic) side. Shape: Round-bodied lamp with thick disk base; rounded body profile; flat on top with large central fill hole, set off by circular groove; broad triangular nozzle, rounded at end; solid triangular side lug on right side (nozzle pointing up). Decoration: Matt reddish-brown slip applied to top and allowed to drip down sides; underside unslipped. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact; minor chips; slip very worn.