Oil lamp - 911.26.6_1_2010 Mary Yoshinari

911.26.6_1_2010 Mary Yoshinari

Oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown) with underglaze chromium black paint and copper-turquoise alkali glaze
Geography: Syria, probably acquired in Aleppo
Date: 12th-13th century AD
Period: Ayyubid Period
4.9 x 11.1 x 9.8 cm
Object number: 911.26.6
Not on view
DescriptionCeramics of this style were made in Syria at a number of sites such as al-Raqqa, Aleppo, and Damascus. The ROM purchased it from Vester and Co. in Jerusalem in 1910. Although there is no record of a specific findspot most of Vester's objects came from then Palestine, especially from sites near Jerusalem, and also from southwestern Syria, although a group of similar wares was purchased by Vester in Aleppo.
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