5th century B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .076 D. Is the diameter the overall length? Measure.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Wheel-made lamp with a low-placed carination, and a narrow, inward-sloping rim. The lamp stands on a flat resting-surface, probably fettled rather than turned.
Condition: Red clay; nozzle blackened by smoke.
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).
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