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BI1

Reference: BI1 / Cat. No.

Period: Byzantine / Islamic

Origin: Levant, probably Jordan

Date: 550 800 AD

Description:

Oval body with large central filling hole with rim, dot border and radiating ridges on steep shoulders. Curled ridges between filling hole and wick hole. High elliptical-section handle bifurcated at top. Indistinct base ring.

Fabric: Orange clay.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Condition: Indistinct with encrustation.

Notes:
Cf. Mlasowsky, 444; Djuric, C328; Kennedy, 758; Rosenthal & Sivan, 574; Adler, 974; Israeli & Avida, 438.


Comments:
This is the tongue-handle variant of the 'Jerash' type of lamp as opposed to the contemporary zoomorphic-handle variant (Kehrberg).


BI1



Last edited: 03-10-2009

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