Islamic Oil Lamp


Islamic Oil Lamp

A Medieval Islamic pottery oil lamp of the Jerash type, mold-made with ornate decoration and elongated thumb plate.

Ca. 8th century AD.
Length: 3 1/2 in. (9 cm).

A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa, Florida, purchased in Philadelphia, June 28, 1977.

Inv#: 6866


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