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Accession_Number 2016.3.2
adlib_title Oil lamp
Shape Oil lamp
Shape_description Ovoid body with convex shoulders and wide central filling hole. Body tapers directly into the nozzle with rounded tip, ovoid wick hole at centre and convex sides. Flat ring foot on the base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Palestine
Fabric_description Light grey, whitish
Munsell_color 7.5YR8/1
Decoration The lamp is decorated with two moulded rings, surrounding the filling hole, and a stylized palm branch around them. A further stylized palm branch or menorah decorates the nozzle.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact. Some white chips on bottom and sides of the lamp. Whitish-grey deposits on the whole object, especially on interior.
Technique/Style Mould made
Provenance Unknown
Period Early Byzantine
Date 400 A.D. to 600 A.D.
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of an oil lamp (detail of the palm branch decoration)
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View of the base of an oil lamp
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Top view of an oil lamp
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Comparanda D.M. Bailey, Greek and Roman Pottery Lamp, Oxford 1972, Pl. 14 a.
Bibliography N. Adler, Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection, Israel 2004.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.5
Diameters 6.5
Handle_height
Other_dims. Nozzle: 1.5; Length: 9.7; Filling hole :3; Base:4
Location Ure Museum
Edited_by Claudia Pinci; Julia
Date_edited 11.3.2016; 01.06.2016
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