Oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-14217

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

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
casting (process)
glass (material)
marble (rock)
metal
molding (forming)
Unidentified Metal
Brass
Glass
Marble
Slip Cast
Molded
LAMP, KEROSENE

Inscription

Cast on metal adjusting knob: ""THE BRILLIANT"" (?)

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9.625 x 5 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.247