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Greek Votive Lamp

3rd century BCE - 2nd century BCE
Clay

3/4 x 1 11/32 x 1 7/8 in. (1.9 x 3.4 x 4.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.40
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Culture/Nationality: Greek

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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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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Illuminated Night Bryn Mawr College , Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/155087 |title=Greek Votive Lamp |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=12/4/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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