Object ID
1995.52.2
Object Name
Lamp, Oil
Object Collection
Helen's Collection (is part of)
Material
Glass; Tin
Object Entities
Frangos, Helen (owned by)
Frangos, Helen (is related to)
Object Description
For sides each with a panel of glass. Attached to the the four panels is a tin dome top. There is a hook to open one of the panels as a door. Inside there is a round container to put the oil in and where the flame comes out. On top of the dome there is a circular handle attached. The latern sits on four pegs that are in each corner.
Origin
Donated by Helen Frangos. Most likely used for everyday use in a home. The lantren burned either oil or kerosene which means it is circa mid 19th century to early 20th century when electric lighting became more accessible and affordable.
Rights and Reproduction
The content on this site is made available for research and education purposes only. The use of these materials may be restricted by law or the donor.

Any other use, such as exhibition, publication, or commercial use, is not allowed except by written permission in accordance with the NHM Image Rights and Reproduction Policy.

For questions on image rights and reproduction, please contact nhmcollections@hellenicmuseum.org
Citation
Lamp, Oil, Helen's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6569. Accessed 11/25/20.