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Glass Vessels And Lamps

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Five seasons of excavation in Building 600 at Tall Jawa (1991-1995) produced 878 glass shards, of which 254 are diagnostic. The glass vessels have been divided into functional classes represented by an Upper Case letter (A-Z), and then are subsequently divided into types determined by morphological differences within the larger classes, and designated numerically (1-99). Due to the small size of the corpus, in comparison to the pottery catalogue, it was not necessary to divide the glass into sub-types except to distinguish between beaded and hollow stemmed lamps. Tumbler lamps are sometimes found with glass wick tubes attached to the interior of their bases. Wick tubes are generally widest at their point of attachment and may taper slightly as they reach nearer to the top of the lamp. The Tall Jawa glass corpus is largely comprised of bottles, lamps, window panes, and wine glasses with looped feet.

Keywords:glass shards; glass vessels; Tall Jawa; tumbler lamps; wick tubes; window panes; wine glasses



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