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Attic Black-Gloss Lamp

Late Archaic-Classical
5th century BCE
Clay

1 1/4 in. x 2 7/16 in. x 3 9/16 in. (3.2 cm x 6.2 cm x 9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.92
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Culture/Nationality: Attic; Athenian
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection

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  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • engobe - Slip glaze applied over a clay body to provide a smooth surface for further glazing or decoration, usually by dipping or brushing; contains color oxides as well as clay, feldspar, and silica.
  • 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."

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