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Catalog number 57.50
Title Oil lamp with bird finial
Object Name Lamp
Description Set on a trumpet-shaped, octagonal foot, this lamp has an elongated body and flaring spout. The oval loop handle in the rear of the lamp is surmounted by a small bird. The keyhole-shaped opening in the top of the body, used for filling the lamp with oil, originally would have had a hinged lid, possibly with a second small bird on top (as known from other surviving examples of such lamps); part of the hinge is visible on the rim. Seljuq period, 13th century AD
Medium/Material Bronze
Dimensions H-6 W-6 inches
Year Range from 1200
Year Range to 1300
Search Terms 13th century AD
Abbasid Period
Ilkhanid Period
Mongol rule
Seljuq sultanate
West Asia
Metalwork, bronze
Exhibition and Publication History *"The Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #205.
*"Director's Choice, Part I," G-TM, 4/17-6/1/02. A. Winter, Curator.
*"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, A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Iranian/Seljuq period