* Rare Solid Antique Egyptian Bronze Islamic Oil Lamp..no Reserve..very Unique *


* Rare Solid Antique Egyptian Bronze Islamic Oil Lamp..no Reserve..very Unique *

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Description ** RARE Solid Antique Egyptian Bronze Islamic Oil Lamp.....Very Unique **

You're currently viewing an sale for an ANTIQUE Egyptian Islamic Bronze oil lamp. This lamp is in excellent shape, still working order and fully intact...You'll never find this piece anywhere  

     Dimensions:  15.4cm Length, 6.5cm width & 10cm tall (6.1" x 2.6" x 4" inches)...This Piece of Art is made entirely of Bronze...

    

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Historical Outlines
An oil lamp is a simple vessel used to produce light continuously for a period of time, from an oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and extends to the present day.
Oil lamps have traditionally been used as a basic form of lighting, and were widely used as an alternative to candles prior to the era of electric lights. Starting in 1780 the Argand lamp quickly replaced earlier oil lamps still in their basic ancient form. These were, in turn, replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850. In small towns and rural areas these continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were finally electrified, and light bulbs could be used for lighting.
Most modern non-electric lamps (such as lanterns) have been replaced with gas-based or petroleum-based fuels as they are safer to operate when emergency non-electric light is required. As such, oil lamps of today are primarily used for the particular ambiance they produce, or in rituals and religious ceremonies.


Structure and function
Oil lamps were used not only for household lighting, but also for funerary and votive purposes. Lamps were used for domestic purposes in homes and for public purposes in temples and most public buildings.
By studying the lamp's designs, symbols, structure and decorations, and the material of which it is made, we can identify the age and perhaps the locality of the lamp. The lamp can also give us insights into the culture of its users and their social status.
Occasionally the design of the lamps also reveal the female reproductive system. Indian bronze lamps with a protruding central portion are supposed to project the male genitalia on a female womb with light representing 'origin of life' in most cases.
Components

 
Double-nozzled oil lamp found in Samaria.
The following are the main external parts of a terra-cotta lamp.
  • < >Pouring hole
     
    The hole through which fuel is put inside the fuel chamber. The width ranges from 0.5-5 cm in general. There may be single or multiple holes.
     
  • Wick hole, and the nozzle.
    It may be just an opening in the body of the lamp, or an elongated nozzle. In some specific types of lamps there is a groove on the superior aspect of the nozzle that runs to the pouring hole to collect back the oozing oil from the wick.
  • < >Lamps come with and without a handle. The handle comes in different shapes. The most common is ring shaped for the forefinger surmounted by a palmette on which the thumb in pressed to stabilize the lamp. Other handles are crescent shaped, triangular and semi-oval. The handleless lamps usually have an elongated nozzle, and sometimes have a lug rising diagonally from the periphery. The lug may act as a small handle where the thumb rests. Some lugs are pierced. It was speculated that pierced lugs were used to place a pen or straw, called the acus or festuca, with which the wick was trimmed. Others think that the pierced lugs were used to hang the lamp with a metal hook when not in use...
  • < >< >Fuel chamber
     
    The fuel reservoir. The mean volume in a typical terra-cotta lamp is 20 cc.

     
    Early Islamic
    There is a transition period from Byzantine to Islamic lamps. Lamps of this transition period changed from being decorated with crosses, animals, human likenesses, birds, fish, etc., to being decorated with plain linear, geometric, and raised dot patterns.
    The early Islamic lamps are a continuation of Byzantine lamps. Decorations were initially a stylized form of bird, grain, tree, plant or flower. Then they became entirely geometric or linear with raised dots.
    The first kerosene lamp was described by al-Razi (Rhazes) in 9th century Baghdad, who referred to it as the "naffatah" in his Kitab al-Asrar (Book of Secrets).[2]
    In the transition period some lamps had Arabic writing. Then, writing disappears until the Mamluk period (13th - 15th centuries CE).
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