Boat-shaped lamp

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop
1st to 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4.1 x 6.2 x 9.8 cm (1 5/8 x 2 7/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.59

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Red clay; brown surface; boat-shaped with attached cabin and incised line detail on top; pot mark and Coptic/Greek inscription on base. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 1989 EA. Plate 39.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt