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Greek (?) Miniature Lamp

5th century BCE - 1st century BCE

2 5/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 5/8 in. (5.87 cm x 4.76 cm x 1.59 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.89
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Collection: Robinson Collection

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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."

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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
  • The Robinson Collection Bryn Mawr College , Oct 1, 1999 – Nov 30, 1999

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