Lamp

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Cemetery

Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

88.819

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Near the Halicarnassus type. Wheel-made lamp with a double-convex body adn a steep inward-sloping rim. Low foot, short rounded nozzle. Pinkish clay; undecorated.

Condition: Broken and restored.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription