Lamp with Coptic cross

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.8 x 5.6 x 9.7 cm (1 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.58

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Aswan relief ware; oval; Coptic cross in center; two holes under cross; Greek inscripitions on sides that translate “Holy Trinity.” Pointed oval base; handle broken. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 2228-2234 EA. Plate 53.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt