Oil lamp

Material Information

Oil lamp
Physical Description:
1 lamp : clay ; 8.0 x 4.2 cm
Physical Location:
Box 08


Subjects / Keywords:
Lamps, Mameluke -- Middle East ( lcsh )
3D model -- Local
Oil lamps ( aat )
Oil lamps ( aat )


The body of the lamp is shaped like a lentil, with a slight point in front of the nozzle and a circular handle that rises from the opposite side. The handle attaches to the ridge that forms a collar above the fill hole. The handle was attached after the body was thrown. There is no surface decoration. The base is a shallow platform that extends below the body of the lamp, having been carved out of the vessel. Black discoloration on the nozzle indicates that this lamp was used. The nozzle and the handle are not aligned.
Colt Archaeological Institute, Excavations at Nessana.
General Note:
Condition: Very good. Small chip out of the collar behind the nozzle.
General Note:
Discovery Location: Eastern Mediterranean.
General Note:
Color: Tan with beige residue.
Creation/Production Credits:
The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi at the USF Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
R30-00047 ( USFLDC DOI )
r30.47 ( USFLDC Handle )

USFLDC Membership

Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection

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