AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Islamic: stock #1213926
c. 8th -9th Century A.D.
This mold made lamp consists of a pear shaped body with a conical handle. It is decorated with several bands of geometric designs on the shoulders . A high rim is present around the fill hole extending down to the wick hole and creating a channel in which a six petaled flower is placed. A dot is placed on either side of the channel by the nozzle. The lamp sits on a ring base.
In excellent and original condition. Found in Jerusalem.
4.4 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches (11.17 x 7.87 x 5.59 cm)
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).