Walrus Tusk Lamp

1924.02.0172

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Artifact Identification Walrus Tusk Lamp   (1924.02.0172)
Classification Furnishings : Lighting Equipment : Lighting Devices
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, France
Period/Date Neolithic, 4500 - 2500 BCE
Culture Neolithic

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 8.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 8.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.8 cm
Weight 280 g
Measuring Remarks Weight measured to nearest ten grams.
Materials Animal--Tooth
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Light grey (2.5y 7/2) -ns white ( 2.5y 8/2) -ns grayish brown ( 2.5y 5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Walrus tusk lamp from European Stone Age. Flat bottom. Hollowed-out section of tusk with fatty (?) fuel inside.

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Comparanda N/A
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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Baudon Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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