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Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Maltese Cross Relief
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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
East Christian
Title
Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Maltese Cross Relief
Work Type
Ceramics
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Measurements
height 3.7 cm
length 9.0 cm
width 6.0 cm
Description
Provenance and prior publication: Lamp ID #317
Further object details: mold-made, terracotta, fabric: medium. Munsell: 2.5 YR 6/4 light reddish brown
Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission:
This white, slipper shaped lamp has the end of its nozzle broken off. The design on the recessed and centrally pierced discus is a relief of a Maltese cross. The handle is not pierced and sits over the rear of the lamp. Shape: Roughly almond shaped lamp with flat base set off by shallow almond shaped groove; carinated body profile; concave discus with small central fill hole; pair of circular grooves around discus; wick hole at pointed end; unpierced rounded upright handle at broad end of body. Decoration: Relief decoration on top consisting of equal-armed cross on discus with flanged arms; series of five parallel grooves along nozzle axis. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Mostly complete; tip of nozzle broken away; very dirty; encrusted with whitish residue; traces of burning near wick hole.
Repository
Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Accession Number
PSU 200 (204)
Rights
Image reproduced with permission from Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
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File Properties
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PSU.200.jpg
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