Lamp, Pottery, Glazed, Islamic

Production date
11th Century-12th Century CE
Country
Egypt
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Object detail

Description
Lamp. Mid-green glazed pottery oil lamp. Globular body with rising rim for the filling hole, small loop handle, short spout, broken and missing end, flat base. Body is without decorative elements. Wheel made, light cream clay fabric.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Production date
11th Century-12th Century CE
Production place
Measurements
L83mm x W105mm x D78mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery vessel made of fired clay, complete or fragmented
Inclusions to make the clay less sticky, reduce shrinkage, increase resistance to thermal shock and strength prior to firing
Glaze
History and use
The need to extend daylight hours has always been with us. Before the advent of electricity, illuminating a space was achieved with either a candle or a lamp.
Registration number
H5916

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