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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.Probably made in Egypt, although there is no mica in its fabric, as recorded from Alexandria finds.Presented to the New South Wales Collection of Applied Art by Dr Stuart Kay, 19272016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 10 July 2018, cite web url= title=Wheelmade Egyptian oil lamp author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences access-date=10 July 2018 publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia

Islamic oil lamp, 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.

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 …

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