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Middle Eastern (?) Lamp

Abbasid
8th century-9th century
Clay

1 15/16 in. x 4 3/16 in. x 2 15/16 in. (5 cm x 10.6 cm x 7.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.5
Geography: Asia
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Culture/Nationality: Islamic?

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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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Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Shulamit Hadad, "Oil Lamps from the Abbasid through the Mamluk Periods at Bet Shean, Israel." Levant 31, no. 1 (1999): 203-224.
  • Arthur Lane, Early Islamic Pottery: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Persia (London, England: Faber and Faber, 1947),
  • Yvonne Gerber and Michael Glascock. Ceramic Finds: Typological and Technical Studies of the Pottery Remains from Tell Hesband and Vicinity (Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press, 2012),

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/156376 |title=Middle Eastern (?) Lamp |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/8/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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