Lamp

Greek
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
400–600


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3.2 x 7 x 8.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.45916

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Reddish brown, round, horizontal protruding spout, disk and shoulder decorated with incised shapes (eroded) in form of palm leaves and rear legs of an animal, no handle, incised ring on base surrounding raised pot mark. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 2109 Plate 46.

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