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This is a Seljuk Pottery Oil Lamp, c. 1100 AD. A brown and ochre glazed lamp, domed top decorated with a series of holes on a globular ribbed body, projecting spout, and D-shaped handle with a thumb rest. Provenance: Private London collection, formed since the 1970s on the UK and European art market. The artefact is in fine condition (chip to the spout and some chips to the glaze) and measures 85mm tall x 156mm long x 98mm wide.

The Seljuks were a Turkic dynasty who swept out of Central Asia in the early 10th century and conquered an enormous expanse, covering most or all of present-day Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and beyond. After inflicting crushing military defeats on a host of rivals, the most famous of which was perhaps that against the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, the Seljuk sultans became major patrons of art and architecture.

Price: 95.00




 
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A2389 Seljuk Pottery Oil Lamp
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