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Large stone oil lamp. The piece is carved from stone, a half-circle in its top view. Surface is convex with slanted sides forming a shallow trough, a deep crease running lengthwise along the bottom from which stands a thick, angled rim. A groove for a wick sits at centre of rim. The opposite, curved, edge has a low lip to contain the lamp’s oil. The exterior bottom is rounded with a sharp point at middle. Hardened deposits remain on top and bottom surfaces. The lamp has been broken in two and repaired.


Collected from a field in the Ungava Peninsula, in northern Quebec, in the early 1960s.

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