Cocked-Hat Terracotta Lamp with Interior Loop Handle


Cocked-Hat Terracotta Lamp with Interior Loop Handle

terracotta: wheel-made, fabric: coarse clay; Munsell: burnt
height 3.5 cm
length 8.7 cm
width 8.8 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #86, PSU 005 (10)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This fictile lamp is of the cocked-hat variety with a brown slip covering its interior. It also has a loop handle on its interior rim, opposite the folded rim. Its base is pitted and flat. Shape: Shallow bowl with flat base and rounded lip, pinched on one side to form a spout; interior vertical handle extending from lip into bowl. Decoration: Glossy dark brown slip covering interior of bowl and handle; possibly also originally on exterior. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Mostly complete; large chip at rim; heavily encrusted; burnt; pitted on exterior.