Oil lamp - 911.26.5_3

911.26.5_3

Oil lamp

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown) with underglaze chromium black paint and copper-turquoise alkali glaze
Geography: Syria, possibly acquired in Aleppo
Date: about 1175-1250
Period: Ayyubid period
Dimensions:
10.7 × 10.1 × 5 cm
Object number: 911.26.5
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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