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Lamp



Clay

maximum length
1 1/4 in. x 1 in. x 1/8 in. (3.1 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.32 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.154
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices

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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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Additional Image P.154_BMC_f_2.jpg
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Dimensions
  • maximum length Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1 x 1/8 in. (3.1 x 2.54 x 0.318 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Inheritance
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 1925
    Ownership End Date: 1950's to 1980's
    Remarks: A relative of archaeologist, Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925), Dryden presented the Ella Riegel Museum with items she inherited from his collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts throughout the 1950s-1980s


  • Owner Name: Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925)
    Role: Collector
    Disposal Method: Bequest
    Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
    Ownership End Date: 1925


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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/157625 |title=Lamp |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/18/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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