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Catalog number 92.9.2
Title Oil lamp with bird finial
Object Name Lamp
Description This oil lamp more closely recalls prototypes from Classical antiquity. Round-bodied, with a round filling hole in the top, the lamp has an elongated spout with a spade-shaped termination. Two trefoil-shaped lug handles project from the sides of the body. In back is a vertical, rectangular handle with a small bird sitting on top, both its feet and its tail are attached to the handle itself. The lamp sits on a small ring base, giving it a squat and less-elegant proportion.
Medium/Material Bronze
Dimensions H-4.5 L-6.5 inches
Year Range from 1100
Year Range to 1300
Search Terms 12th century AD
13th century AD
Mongol rule
Oil lamp
Seljuq sultanate
West Asia
Metalwork, bronze
Exhibition and Publication History *The Grandeur of Islamic Art in Image and Object, GTM, February 13 - May 31, 2007. Lisa Brody, Co-Curator.
*"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter and A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Iranian/Seljuq period