Lamp fragment

Greek
Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.); diameter: 9.5 cm.

Accession Number

86.897

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Wheel-made, open lamp, with incurved sides and a flattened rim. A central tube possibly rises level with the rim. Nozzle missing. Black stripes encircle top. Black glaze inside and out.

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