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Frog Style Terracotta Lamp with Frog and Herringbone Relief
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Title
Frog Style Terracotta Lamp with Frog and Herringbone Relief
Work Type
Ceramics
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Measurements
height 3.3 cm
length 7.5 cm
width 6.3 cm
Description
Provenance and Prior Publication: Lamp ID #321
Further Object Details: mold-made, terracotta, fabric: fine. Munsell: 7.5 YR 5/4 brown
Professor Anne Nicogorski, Willamette University, cited with permission:
Possible forgery? odd surface stain, very sharp and simple design, perfectly round pierced holes. Shape: Round bodied lamp with nearly flat base set off by circular groove; sharply carinated body profile; concave discus with very small central fill hole; short extended nozzle, rounded at end; slightly offset wick hole. Decoration: Traces of reddish slip. Frog lamp. Relief decoration on top consisting of pair of hind legs opposite nozzle; pair of forelegs; between legs, pairs of bands of herringbone pattern; pairs of incised lines on either side of nozzle axis; ladder pattern on nozzle axis. Inscriptions: Potter's mark on base (palm branch). Condition: Intact; burnt around wick hole; curious brown stain covering whole underside and most of top.
Repository
Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
Accession Number
PSU C-186
Rights
Image reproduced with permission from Portland State University Middle East Studies Center
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PSU.C186.jpg
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