Mosque Lantern


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Artifact Identification Mosque Lantern   (1995.22.0001A)
  1. Furnishings
  2. :
  3. Lighting Equipment
  4. :
  5. Lighting Holders
  6. ;
  7. Communication Artifacts
  8. :
  9. Ceremonial Artifacts
  10. :
  11. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1921
Culture Palestinian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 77.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 22.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 20.2 cm
Weight 2,477 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Brass
Manufacturing Processes Forming, Piercing, Soldering, Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Per Joel Gordon, Dept. of History, UIUC, 1997: (Info on 1995.10.0011). "This is listed as an Arabian-style synagogue lamp." "Arabian-style" should be dropped, and Middle Eastern used instead. Research should be conducted as to what particular religious desingation this belongs, if any. "Most confusing are the variety of geographical designations. The item is listed in various files as Moroccan and Palestinian, but also as purchased in Yemen. Generally tourists travel to the north. The Jewish population tended to be from the south (Aden); most in any case, left in the late 40's/early 50's." Religious designation is questionable.

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Artifact History

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

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