Early “Stylized Rim” Lamp

This turned pottery features a longer wick funnel to separate the burning wick from the reservoir opening presumably so that the lamp could be refilled easily while still providing light.

The raised rim on the “discus” of the lamp (top) is the beginning of early styling as the lamps developed a smaller filling hole for practical reasons.

This turned pottery features a longer wick nozzle to separate the burning wick from the reservoir opening presumably so that the lamp could be refilled easily while still providing light.

The raised rim on the “discus” of the lamp (top) is the beginning of early styling as the lamps developed a smaller filling hole for practical reasons.

Additionally, this lamp has a loop on its side where it could have a string threaded through it so as to attach the lamp to a place or possibly a person such as on shoes for walking at night.

Author: Alex the Less

B.A. (1976), M.Div. (1983), Journeyman Carpenter (1991), B.B.A. (2009)

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