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Stone Oil Lamp

Object Name:
Lamp
Date:
9th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Steatite; carved
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) L. 9 13/16 in. (25 cm) W. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.116
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 452
This stone lamp’s design accommodated several wicks, and its curved handle made it easier to carry.
1937, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

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