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Oil Lamp with Bound Prisoner
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Oil Lamp with Bound Prisoner


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Description Elaborate oil lamps with figural attachments were common at the royal court in the ancient kingdom of Meroë. This lamp depicts a captive nude prisoner, his hands bound to his ankles. The lamp would have been suspended by a chain from the collar around the figure's neck. A Meroitic symbol, perhaps an owner's mark, is incised on the prisoner's shoulders.
Exhibitions
  • Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. 2012-2013.
Provenance Guilhou Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 16-18 March 1905, lot 307 [said to be found in Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Period
1st century BCE-2nd century CE (Meroitic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1549
Measurements
W: 4 1/8 x D: 3 9/16 x L: 10 in. (10.4 x 9 x 25.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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