Lamp

Greek
Geometric Period
8th century B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) diameter: 5.9 cm. (or is this the length?)

Accession Number

86.645

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

An open lamp with a very narrow rim. The sides of the rim are folded upward. Undecorated.

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