Lamp

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Object Name: 
Lamp
Accession Number: 
65.1.38
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 3 cm, Diam: 10.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Transparent amethyst glass with opaque white trail; blown, applied and tooled. Saucer lamp shape; rim outsplayed in overhanging almost horizontal flange with lip rounded by folding downward and inward; reservoir has wall which curves inward to narrow, flattened bottom; no pontil mark; on rim, trail of opaque white glass wound once around lip; after application of trail, lamp was reheated and edge of rim pushed upward and inward in two adjacent places, to support wicks.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1965-09-21
Category: 
Egyptian, Near Eastern, Islamic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities (1965-06-28) lot #58;