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The Ceramic Lamps From Building 600

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The most important chronological indicator is the corpus of mould-made ceramic lamps with shoulder decoration in low relief. A total of 60 complete or partially restored lamps, drawn from 330 registered lamp fragments, were recovered from Building 600 during the 1991-1995 seasons. The lamps within this corpus are classified by formal type, based primarily on the form of the body and the shape of the handle, and secondarily on characteristic features of design. Four basic types are represented, along with numerous fragments which fall into a fifth 'miscellaneous' type. Type L-1 lamps are characterized by a thick-walled, almond-shaped body, a channel which tapers toward the nozzle, and a nub handle. Type L-2 is commonly called the 'Jarash' type and is characterized by an elongated slipper-shaped body, a channel with parallel sides, and a tall curved tongue handle.

Keywords:Building 600; ceramic lamps; Jarash type



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