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Levantine Lamp Fragment


1 1/4 in. x 2 11/16 in. x 2 7/8 in. (3.18 cm x 6.83 cm x 7.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.70
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Tarsus
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Collection: Lien Collection

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  • Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
  • 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."
  • Levantine - Refers generally to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the Levant, which is the Near Eastern area along the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean, corresponding primarily to modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel.

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