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Two-spouted lamp

  • Details

    Associated place
    Africa Egypt (possible place of creation)
    14th century (1301 - 1400)
    Material and technique
    earthenware, with moulded decoration under a green glaze
    5.5 x 8 x 5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
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    coveredcoated glazed,
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  • Further reading

    Mason, Robert B. J., Julia Tugwell, ‘Fatimid Tall-Necked Lamps and Their Associates: A Typology’, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 47, (2011), pp. 341, 345, illus. p. 342 fig. 1

Glossary (2)

earthenware, glaze

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.


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