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oil lamp
  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • oil lamp, late 1800s–1932
  • Where object was made: Hamadān, Persia (present-day Iran)
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 8 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Davida and Barbara Olinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3075

The small globular vessel has a small opening at the top for oil. There is a short arm for a wick and a small tab-like handle opposite the wick at the widest point on the vessel. There is a small rim at the top opening. The surface is a mottled green.