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Lamp

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 34 (Queen Henutirdis)?

Accession Number

20.4946

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

This lamp is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. The body is shaped as a thick-walled short, squat jar with rounded base, short neck and wide mouth. Around the center a disc-like collar once ran around the entirety of the lamp, but most has broken off and is missing, leaving only a small segment intact and one seperate fragment. The exterior bears traces of red slip.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 34 (tomb of Queen Henutirdis)? 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