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Lamp Stand

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Description Made in two parts, this elegant lamp stand features a supporting column resembling the tapering stalk of a papyrus plant, terminating in a papyrus umbel, or flower cluster. The cap supported a bronze or ceramic bowl containing oil. The wick was made of twisted linen, and salt was added to the oil to prevent it from smoking.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922, no. 314; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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3rd-2nd century BCE (Ptolemaic)
faience with light blue glaze
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17 9/16 x 5 11/16 in. (44.6 x 14.5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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