Lamp

Greek, Ptolemaic or Roman, Egyptian
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Legacy dimension: .044 D. CHECK

Accession Number

86.654

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Pointed ovoid lamp with raised rim round the filling-hole; raised angle with impressed point on nozzle-top. Circular raised base. Brown clay. Rude work.

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription