Lamp

Roman, Egypt
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.) Legacy dimension: .08 D. length? Check

Accession Number

86.653

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp in squarish form, rounded at rear, with two short round-ended nozzles. Handle missing. Flattened base, sloping sides, flattened rim, small circular concave disc surrounded by a ridge. Plain disc with small central filling-hole. No decoration. 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