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Made of fine-grained sandstone, this cresset lamp has a semi-circular carved bowl for holding fuel, either oil or tallow. This would have supplied a slow burning wick held in the grooved spout which still has traces of charring. The 'tail' was probably used to key the lamp into a wall. Found at Tantallon Castle, East Lothian.
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Date Made
16th Century-17th Century
Period
Dimensions
210 x 125 x 70mm
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Accession No
TANT051

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