Lamp

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Legacy dimension: Diameter .073 CHECK

Accession Number

86.651

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Small, wheel-made lamp with an incurved rim. Big, circular filling-hole. Short nozzle.

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