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Frog Style Terracotta Lamp with Palm Fond and Knot Relief
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Title
Frog Style Terracotta Lamp with Palm Fond and Knot Relief
Work Type
Ceramics
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Measurements
height 3.2 cm
length 7.8 cm
width 7.1 cm
Description
Provenance and Prior Publication: Lamp ID #325
Further Object Details: mold-made, terracotta, fabric: medium-fine. Munsell: 2.5 Y 7/3 pale yellow
Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission:
This lamp has a medium length, thick, pierced nozzle on its ovoid body. The pierced fill hole is in a recess which is surrounded by a deeply incised line which is in turn surrounded by a stylization of a frog. The design consists of two palm fronds, and a number of short, parallel lines. There is a distinct potter’s mark on the bottom. Shape: Round bodied lamp with flat base set off by circular groove; slightly carinated body profile; small concave discus set off by circular groove; central fill hole; short, extended nozzle rounded at tip.Decoration: Brown slip? (probably discoloration). Frog type lamp. Relief decoration on shoulder consisting of pair of palm fronds joined by stylized knot opposite nozzle; nozzle axis decorated with ladder pattern flanked by three diagonal grooves/ridges. Inscriptions: Potter's mark on base (alpha). Condition: Intact; surface worn and discolored -- patches of dark brown.
Repository
Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Accession Number
PSU 052 (80)
Rights
Image reproduced with permission from Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
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