Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sanctuary lamp
  • United States
  • sanctuary lamp, circa 1700s–1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20.6 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.54
Description

Pewter sanctuary lamp. Oval container on a cylindrical base with a foot, domed cap. Lid has a finial with a hole in it and a metal ring attached to faded orange tassels. Brass chain is attached at three places to the body for suspension. It is attached to a circular plate with a loop for hanging. The body of the lamp and lid are engraved with a linear pattern.