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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
Ancient
Animal
Bird
Furniture
Ilkhanid Period
Iran
Islamic
Lamp
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