Islamic Oil Lamp

Rotating image of an Islamic oil lamp

Geographic Location Unknown, circa 700 CE
Terracotta
3 3/4" in length
Gift of Harvey and Deborah Breverman, 2013.HB.45

Islamic oil lamps do not include human or animal motifs, and instead typically feature geometric and floral motifs. They were most popular between 600-900 CE.


Additional Images

Close up of the back of the lamp 

Close up of the back of the lamp, with possible inscription