Lamp

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 110

Dimensions

Height (of acanthus) x length: 17.3 x 21 cm (6 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.968a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Base once soldered on, now separate (10/27/2003). Long wick spout. Acanthus guard with ring handle below. Iron rod missing. Bronze suspension hook in form of snake’s head.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb W 110 [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition