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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mosque lamp, made of blue glazed pottery. The lamp has a flattened sub-globular body with a curved shoulder and tall trumpet neck, standing on a low splayed foot-ring with three small pierced lugs for suspension. It is painted in tones of cobalt blue with composite chinoisérie lotuses on scrolling foliate stems above a band of cable ornament and an arcade of stylized palmettes which can be read both as white palmettes on a blue ground or blue palmettes on a white ground. The shoulder with a band of stiff lappets. The neck with a two-tiered inscription in foliated pseudo-Kufic reserved against a brushed cobalt ground between cable bands. The base with a central rosette in a double line medallion.


  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1510 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21.9 centimetres
    • Diameter: 15.8 centimetres (max)
    • Diameter: 8.6 centimetres (foot)
    • Diameter: 16.8 centimetres (rim)
  • Curator's comments

    See G.1983.5.

  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1932b fig.93 bibliographic details
    • Hayward 1976 p. 266, no. 408 bibliographic details
    • Atasoy & Raby 1989 p.99, fig.109 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc28

  • Condition

    Two glaze chips to foot; minor glaze chips to rim.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


Mosque lamp. Made of blue underglaze pottery.

Mosque lamp. Made of blue underglaze pottery.

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