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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African, Tanzanian
Title:Spout lamp
Type:Lighting Device
Materials:brass
Place Made:Africa; Tanzania or Zanzibar (possibly)
Measurements:overall: 6 in x 4 7/16 in; 15.24 cm x 11.27125 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK E.13.N.23.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A brass spout lamp from Zanzibar. The reservoir is in the shape of a round vase, open at the top, and with three perforated ears (two of which are broken off) by which the lamp was probably suspended by chains. The spout protrudes from just above the center of the reservoir, out and up, is of small bore, and terminates in a griffin like head. The lamp resembles a teapot with no cover or handle.

Tags:
African

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