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Oil lamp

1986.247 (RS25631)

Description

Cast metal figure of a standing female Indian w/ one hand resting on a tree stump and the other raised to head. She wears a short "feather" skirt, feather crown, and a panther(?) skin over her shoulder and down her back. The figure is bronze colored and mounted on a square black marble base. Font of uncolored molded glass w/ flared and panelled lower 3/4 and slightly domed top. Brass fittings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
Cast on metal adjusting knob: ""THE BRILLIANT"" (?)
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
glass (material)
marble (rock)
metal
molding (forming)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, KEROSENE
Marble
marble (rock)
metal
Molded
molding (forming)
Slip Cast
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
9.625 x 5 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.247
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14217

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