Double Nozzle Terracotta Lamp with Upright Handle


Double Nozzle Terracotta Lamp with Upright Handle

terracotta: mold-made, fabric: fine with some inclusions. Munsell: 5 YR 5/4 reddish brown
height 2 cm
length 6.4 cm
width 4.3 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #283, PSU 103 (128)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This small, tan lamp is basically U-shaped and has two nozzles. The handle is of the upright variety. The fill hole is recessed. Shape: Round bodied lamp with flat base; carinated body profile; two short rounded nozzles; solid vertical handle, rounded with single groove on top; diagonal grooves on either side of lower handle attachment on underside of body; concave discus; small central fill hole. Decoration: Relief decoration on top consisting of radiating petal design at outer edge of discus. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact; very worn; large chip on base; burning around both wick holes; minor chips on handle.