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Rare Islamic / Nishapur Iron Oil Lamp, 8th-10th cent AD!

Rare Islamic / Nishapur Iron Oil Lamp, 8th-10th cent AD!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1397618
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A rare Islamic iron oil lamp from Nishapur in Western Asia, dating to around 10th-12th cent AD!

A massive and heavy oil lamp with a very large nozzle, giving room for a sizeable wick. Originally the lamp had rings in the center that made it possible to attach it to a chain or mount it on a wall. So probably a lamp for outdoor use or in a large hall. The type is rare today because many items for everyday use were melted and recycled as other items.

Size is 16 cm in length and 6,5 cm high. It weighs c. 700 grams.

Condition: Choice with wear and tear for age and type.

Ex. Danish Private Collection.