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Hanging lamp
(19th century-early 20th century)

Medium
copper alloy, glass
Measurements
(a-f) 31.5 × 14.5 × 15.0 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Persia
Accession Number
263.a-f-D5
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dr Leonard B. Cox, 1961
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Lamp suspended from four chains, with four panes of red glass and eight panels decorated with mythical creatures, including a sheep headed man with a club; two humans in short cloaks; a man riding a lion; a bird headed man; an elephant headed man; two kneeling human figures; an animal seated in a chair and a lion attacking a hooved animal. These panels and the domed upper and lower sections are pierced in a pattern comprising foliage and birds, to allow light to pass through. Four small bird figures adorn the top section of the lamp.