Mosque Lamp

Mosque Lamp

1585-95

Fritware with underglaze-painted design

Overall: 28.4 x 19.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 11/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.236

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This vessel has the shape of a glass lamp intended for mosques and tombs, but since it is opaque and could have emitted no light, its function was purely decorative.

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