Elongated Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Ridges


Elongated Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Ridges

terracotta: mold-made, fabric: fine reddish clay with fine inclusions, Mundell: 2.5 YR 5/6 red
height 3.6-5.1 cm
length 12.2 cm
width 5.4 cm

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Bogue Lamp Collection, Lamp ID #78, PSU 028 (52)


Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission

This elongated slipper-shaped lamp has a large wick hole. The pierced fill hole is encircled by a double ridge from which other ridges extend to the wick hole. The handle is pyramidal and sits back on the lamp next to the double ridges. Shape: Elongated slipper shaped lamp with flat base; large round wick hole at narrow end of body; opposite is upright triangular, unpierced handle; concave discus on top with central fill hole. Decoration: Two concentric ridges encircling discus; four parallel ridges extending from discus to wick hole along axis of nozzle. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact; heavily burnt.