Mosque Lamp

Mosque Lamp

1585-1595

Fritware with underglaze-painted design

Overall: 30.4 x 19.7 cm (11 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.); Diameter of rim: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.287

Description

These vessels have the shape of glass lamps intended for mosques and tombs, but since they are opaque and could have emitted no light, their function was purely decorative.

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