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oil lamp
  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • oil lamp, late 1800s–1932
  • Where object was made: Persia (present-day Iran)
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Davida and Barbara Olinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0780

On this small, goblet-like ceramic vessel the cup portion of the goblet shape is pinched on one side. The foot portion of the goblet has a rim, making a circular well. In addtion to the stem, there is another support from the rim of the foot to the non-pinched cup. It is blue with an element of sparkle on the surface.