Cocked-Hat Terracotta Lamp with Flat Base


Cocked-Hat Terracotta Lamp with Flat Base

terracotta: wheelmade, fabric: medium with several inclusions. Munsell: 2.5 YR 6/6 light red
height 2.7 cm
length 7.9 cm
width 7.7 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #332, PSU 016 (28)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This lamp is of the cocked-hat variety, being of dish shape with a pinched rim. It was wheelmade and has a flattened bottom for stability. Shape: Shallow bowl with flat base; everted rim; pinched and folded to form spout. Decoration: None. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact except for small chip at rim; overall good.