Lamp

Greek
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
6th–5th century B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm (4in.)

Accession Number

88.906

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Wheel-made body with a flat rim and a central tube. Short, tapering nozzle with rounded end. Undecorated.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 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