Fine almond shaped lamp with linear decoration on the shoulder. The fill and the wick hole are surrounded by a pronounced rim. The channel running to the nozzle is decorated with four dots. Conical handle at rear. The base shows concentric circles and a star at center.
The lamp was taken from two almost new molds as deducible from the neat outcome.
Almond shaped oil lamps originate from the Levant and are a common type during the Umayyad and the Abbasid periods. The early lamps have a conical handle which later turns into a tongue-shaped one.
Early Islamic, Umayyad to Abbasid, 8th century AD
L. 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
W. 7.5 cm (3 in)
Intact and in excellent condition.
Bavarian collection R. S., since the 1960s. Thence art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.