Lamp fragment

Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
6th–5th century B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm.; diameter: 8.5 cm.

Accession Number

86.899

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Wheel-made, open lamp, with incurved sides and a flattened rim. A central tube possibly rises level with the rim. Nozzle missing. Rather fine clay; unpainted.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Apollo. 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