Lamp

Greek
Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .076 D. Is the diameter the overall length? Measure.

Accession Number

86.648

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Wheel-made lamp with a low-placed carination, and a narrow, inward-sloping rim. The lamp stands on a flat resting-surface, probably fettled rather than turned.
No decoration.

Condition: Red clay; nozzle blackened by smoke.

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