Lamp (multi-nozzled)

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); diameter: 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.1039

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A shallow bowl of the so-called corona type. Its rim overhangs the interior and is perforated with eighty-six holes for circles. The short rounded nozzles are applied individually and smoothed together; the wick-holes are pierced from the outside.

Condition: Extensively restored.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885-6: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription