Lamp

Greek, Ptolemaic or Roman, Egyptian
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Legacy dimension: .044 D. CHECK

Accession Number

86.654

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Pointed ovoid lamp with raised rim round the filling-hole; raised angle with impressed point on nozzle-top. Circular raised base. Brown clay. Rude work.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription