An Early Islamic terracotta oil lamp featuring a pointed oval body and a prominent conical handle. To the top, the vessel displays a large filling-hole with a pronounced rim. This is surrounded by an additional ridge which extends onto the nozzle and around the wick-hole, forming a straight channel decorated with a x-shape in relief. The shoulders are richly decorated with symmetrical geometrical patterns in a ‘Horror vacui’ fashion typical of Early Islamic lamps. The reverse remains unadorned, with the exception of a circular base ring forming an eight-spoked wheel.
Date: 7th – 9th century AD