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Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Scrolled Grape Vine Relief
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Title
Almond Shaped Terracotta Lamp with Scrolled Grape Vine Relief
Work Type
Ceramics
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Measurements
height 3.0 cm
length 8.9 cm
width 6.8 cm
Description
Provenance and prior publication: Lamp ID #326
Further object details: mold-made, terracotta, fabric: fine to medium, few inclusions, hole diameter: 2.1 cm. Munsell: 10 YR 7/4 very pale brown.
Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission:
This light gray lamp is almond shaped and has a scrolled grape-vine and grape design covering the upper portion. There is also a ridge forming a keyhole design around the large fill hole and extending around the pierced wick hole. There is another pierced hole at the end opposite the wick-hole where the pyramidal handle once was. Shape: Slipper lamp; almond shaped lamp with almond shaped ring base; sharply carinated body profile; large central fill hole with raised lip; keyhole shaped ridge around fill hole extending to tip of nozzle and wick hole, forming depressed channel on nozzle axis; pyramidal handle missing. Decoration: Relief decoration on top consisting of series of circular and triangular fields outlined with pairs of parallel ridges; triangular fields near handle contain upright triangular motifs (possibly palm branches); circular fields contain bunches of grapes; smaller bunches of grapes outside fields; band of herringbone pattern on nozzle axis. Inscriptions: None. Condition: Mostly complete; missing handle; minor chips along edges; heavily worn; burnt near wick hole.
Repository
Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Accession Number
PSU 030 (55)
Rights
Image reproduced with permission from Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
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PSU.30.jpg
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