AN UMAYYAD TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP WITH ANIMAL MOTIF

AN UMAYYAD TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP WITH ANIMAL MOTIF


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330117

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c. 8th-9th Century CE

This pear shaped lamp sits on what was formerly a ring base, with a conical handle. A rim is present around the fill hole and wick hole with a channel running to the nozzle. The channel interior is decorated with four dots and the shoulders of the lamp are decorated with an animal motif.

Damage to base of lamp, otherwise in excellent condition.

3.46 x 3.07 inches (8.8 x 7.8 cm)

From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.

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Bibliography:

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004.)