|Title||Oil lamp with bird finial|
|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|
|Dimensions||H-6 W-6 inches|
|Year Range from||1200.0|
|Year Range to||1300.0|
13th century AD
|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.