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Lamp



Steatite and leather

13 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 in. (34.9 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.E1.73
Other Number(s): 24255 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Greenland
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • Arctic - In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
  • lamps - Lighting devices having a vessel to contain fuel used as a source of illumination, such as grease or oil. The term also refers to relatively small -- of a size to be placed on or beside a desk or table -- household or office lighting devices that incorporate a vessel of glass or some similar material that encloses the source of illumination, whether a candle, oil, gas-jet, or incandescent wire inside a light bulb. The lamp was invented at least as early as 70,000 BCE, originally consisting of a hollowed-out rock filled with moss or some other absorbent material that was soaked with animal fat and ignited. To refer to the glass bulbs used as a component of electric lamps, use "light bulbs."
  • leather - The skin or hide of an animal that has been tanned to render it resistant to putrefication and relatively soft and flexible when dry. For composite material made from scrap leather pieces, use "maril."

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