Stone Tool: Oil Lamp

1924.02.0174

Photo of Stone Tool:  Oil Lamp

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stone Tool: Oil Lamp   (1924.02.0174)
Classification Furnishings : Lighting Equipment : Lighting Devices
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West
Period/Date Neolithic, 4500 – 2500 BCE
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 8.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 7.0 cm
Weight 449.5 g
Measuring Remarks The wall thickness is 1.9 cm at its thickest point. The diameter of the cup/circular oil holding area, is 4.2 cm. Weight was recorded using a triple beam balance scale on loan from the anthropology department.
Materials Stone
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Pale brown (10YR 6/3 ) -ns Dark Gray ( 5YR 4/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

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

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