Shell motif lamp

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1.8 x 5 x 6.2 cm (11/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 7/1 in.)

Accession Number

94.276

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Lamp of dark brown clay, nearly square in overall shape; depressed disc with shell decoration in center and a small loop handle.

Provenance

From Menshiyeh. 1894: given to the MFA by Mrs. S.D. Warren.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren