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Oil lamp with dome-shaped lid surmounted by a bird

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Iran (possible place of creation)
    Asia Afghanistan (possible place of creation)
    10th - 11th century (AD 901 - 1100)
    Material and technique
    brass, with openwork decoration
    with lid 32 cm (height)
    without lid 14.5 cm (height)
    32.5 cm (diameter)
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    formed cast,
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    Purchased with the assistance of the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, 1983.
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  • Further reading

    Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, 27 November 2012-28 April 2013, Les mille et une nuits, Elodie Bouffar and Anne-Alexandra Joyard, eds (Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, 2012), cat. p. 392, illus. p. 251


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