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Oil Lamp

Object Name:
Lamp
Date:
9th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Bronze; cast, joined
Dimensions:
L. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
This lamp has a well for holding oil, a spout to support the wick, and a finger ring tucked under the wing-shaped handle. Except for the decorative extended handle, this shape matches a number of ceramic lamps from Nishapur.
1937, excavated at Village Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 88-89, ill. fig. 106 (b/w).

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Date: 9th–10th century Medium: Bronze; cast Accession: 39.40.134 On view in:Gallery 453