Egg Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Flat Base


Egg Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Flat Base

terracotta: handmade, fabric: fine reddish clay with some white inclusions. Munsell: 2.5 YR6/6 light red
height 3.0-4.7 cm
length 8.8 cm
width 4.4 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #85, PSU 130


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

Shape: Egg-shaped lamp with flat base; flattish on top; nozzle hole at narrow end of lamp; irregular handle at wider end pulled out from body; fill hole in top of handle; handle pierced below. Decoration: Upper surface decorated with irregular curved, shallow grooves extending length of body. Inscription: None. Condition: Intact; lots of burning on top.