Lamp in form of comic mask
Greek, Ptolemaic or Roman, Egyptian
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Length: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Plastic lamp in form of Silenus’ mask. A big filling-hole on the upper part of the head, small wick-hole on the lower part of the head.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription