The shape of this small lamp, which may have been commissioned for private use, is different to that of mosque lamps, but was produced in Kutahya and uses the same range of colours as the bowl decorated with Christian symbols (also shown in this section).
The decoration, set in horizontal sections, consists of pierced star-shaped motifs that alternate with floral motifs in blue on a white ground. The faces of angels in half palmettes, surmounted by a cross, can be seen on the handle and rim.
Most lamps from this period were made of metal and acted as prototypes for the few existing ceramic lamps. They normally have three handles for suspension chains and are larger than this piece.
Acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian through Howard Carter, Cairo, 23 March 1929.
H. 16 cm
Armenian Wiederentdeckung einer alten Kulturlandschaft, exhibition catalogue. Bochum: Museum Bochum, 1995, p. 318, no. 213.
Vrej Nersessian, Treasures from the Ark. 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art, exhibition catalogue. London: The British Library, 2001, p. 145, no. 61.
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