Molded lamp has a tongue handle that rises at a 45 degree angle from the back of the lamp. The handle is 2.5 cm. wide and 1.6 cm. thick, decorated with five vertical inscribed lines on the inside face of the handle. There is no other surface decoration. A band runs along the outer edge of the handle and traces the perimeter of the lamp. A ridge defines the upper edge of the lamp, surrounding both the fill hole and the nozzle. The base is a circular ridge, heavily worn on this object. Black discoloration at the nozzle indicates use.
Ceramic Oil Lamp
7th-8th centuries CE
10.9 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm.
Digital 3D model
Eastern Mediterranean region
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Physical Collection ID
Color: Orange. View description: Overhead view. Condition: Good. The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi.
Unknown, "Oil lamp" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 52.
AF-P Nikon 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G, Canon EOS 5DS
Digital Photogrammetry, Agisoft Photoscan Professional 1.4.4
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)