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Lamp

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal

Accession Number

20.4945

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

This lamp is fashioned of a black clay fabric and treated with a black wash. It has the general shape of a small spouted bowl/cup with a slight foot. A central cylidrical element runs through the vessel, creating a ring-shaped reservoir for oil. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition