Lamp part

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Arkamani–qo (Ergamenes
270–260 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. S.), Tomb 6

Dimensions

6.0 x 7.0 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); stem: 6.0 cm

Accession Number

21.12176

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Pointed (ivy leaf?), broken from some object, possibly the flame guard of a lamp.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. S.), Tomb 6. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition