AN UMAYYAD TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP WITH ANIMAL MOTIF
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Islamic: stock #1330117
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.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004.)