Lamp Handle1st century - 2nd century
3 1/8 in. x 3 in. x 1 1/2 in. (8 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: L.47
Other Number(s): T.51 or T. 56 (Previous No.)
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
This object has the following keywords:
- handles - Those portions of, or attachments to, objects that are designed to be grasped by the hand.
- 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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