Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oil lamp
  • United States
  • oil lamp, circa 1830–1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • glass, metal
  • Object Height: 24.1 cm
    Object Height: 9 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6024
Description

Clear, blown glass oil lamp with a "Lyre" pattern. The base and stem are hexagonal. The body is hexagonal also, creating six panels. There is a design of a lyre/harp in each of the panels. The top of the lamp is dome shaped with a circular opening.