Tanasi, Davide; Hassam, Stephan; Amico, Frank; ,
The body of the lamp is shaped like a lentil, with a slight point in front of the nozzle and a circular handle that rises from the opposite side. The handle attaches to the ridge that forms a collar above the fill hole. The handle was attached after the body was thrown. There is no surface decoration. The base is a shallow platform that extends below the body of the lamp, having been carved out of the vessel. Black discoloration on the nozzle indicates that this lamp was used. The nozzle and the handle are not aligned.
Ceramic Oil Lamp
1 lamp : clay
8.0 x 4.2 cm
12-13th centuries CE
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
citation/reference: Colt Archaeological Institute, Excavations at Nessana. Condition: Very good. Small chip out of the collar behind the nozzle. Color: Tan with beige residue. The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Nikon D3400, AF-P Nikon 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G
Digital Photogrammetry, Agisoft Photoscan Professional 1.4.4
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Oil lamp" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 48.