Oil lamp, Islamic, green glazed pottery, ceramic, maker unknown, Egypt, 8th or 9th century CE
This green glazed lamp is of Egyptian Islamic origin. It has a round body, slight pre-firing indentation on right shoulder near the straight nozzle. It features a narrow neck which flares out at the rim, and has a small circular loop handle at the join of the neck and body with a flat lug projecting backwards at the top of the handle. It shows signs of use. It is covered in a smooth, glossy green glaze with some crazing. There is a dark brown encrustation over the base and bottom of the body which may be oil residue.
Fabric: medium to coarse levigation, high quantity of small quartz and some small black and red/brown stone. Colours: fabric on 2.5Y page, light grey/pale yellow.
Catalogued: Kate da Costa, 1999; entered 3 August 2001.