FILTER RESULTS × Close
Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Showing 4 of 5


Image of Near Eastern Lamp

Bookmark and Share

Bookmark: http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/153497





Near Eastern Lamp

Roman
Possibly 1st or 2nd century
Clay

1 3/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (3.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 11.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.100
Geography: Asia
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • 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."

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image L.100_BMC_t_2.jpg
L.100_BMC_t_2.jpg

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

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/153497 |title=Near Eastern Lamp |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/20/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

Showing 4 of 5


Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "BODKH" and [Object]Period/Era/Dynasty is "Roman".

View current selection of records as: