Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Stylized Animal Relief
1 of 1

Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Stylized Animal Relief, result 1 of 1

Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
East Christian
Title
Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Stylized Animal Relief
Work Type
Ceramics
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Measurements
height 3.8 cm
length 10.5 cm
width 7.6 cm
Description
Provenance and prior publication: Lamp ID #61
Further object details: Byzantine, mold-made, terracotta, fabric: medium coarse red clay. Base diameter: 2.3 cm. Munsell: 2.5 YR 5/4 reddish brown.
Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission:
This almond shaped lamp has a highly decorated surface with raised line figures of animals. There is also a raised keyhole design encircling the large fill hole and extending to the pierced wick hole. The handle is pyramidal and sits at the back of the rim. Shape: Almond shaped body (slipper lamp) with flat base; vertical triangular handle opposite wick hole at tip of almond; large central fill hole. Decoration: Relief decoration on top; fill hole surrounded by raised lip; ridge surrounding hole and extending down to include wick hole. Other raised ridges enclose handle. Row of five raised dots at juncture of handle and body; groove in top of handle. Area between fill hole and wick hole with curvilinear geometric design. On each shoulder, relief decoration consisting of four stylized outline animal figures. Two quadrupeds facing each other, blanked by a bird and a fish. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Intact; very minor chips; some encrustation and whitish residue; burning around wick hole and on underside; condition overall good.
Repository
Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Accession Number
PSU 023
Rights
Image reproduced with permission from Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
The institutions that house the specific Medieval Portland objects ultimately hold the rights to their image and reproduction; the images are provided here within Shared Shelf as a courtesy by those institutions and are for non-profit, educational use only.
This image has been selected and made available by a user using Artstor's software tools. Artstor has not screened or selected this image or cleared any rights to it and is acting as an online service provider pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §512. Artstor disclaims any liability associated with the use of this image. Should you have any legal objection to the use of this image, please visit http://www.artstor.org/copyright for contact information and instructions on how to proceed.
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
PSU.23.jpg
SSID
17935720

Now viewing Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Stylized Animal Relief