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Roman Lamp with COPPI_RES/S Stamp

1st century - 2nd century

1 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (4.5 cm x 7 cm x 9.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.13
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Culture/Nationality: Roman

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  • 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."
  • oil lamps - Lamps designed to burn oil as fuel, typically with a reservoir for holding the oil and an opening from which a wick can be extended.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Illuminated Night Bryn Mawr College , Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008

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