Lamp

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .077 D. Measure. Is the diameter the overall length?

Accession Number

86.649

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Smallish closed form with small collar-like rim on top; low neat footring, convex bottom, shallow rounded sides, wide sloping shoulder. Tappering nozzle, rounded on top, merging with body. At rear, stumps of horizontal band handle on shoulder.

Condition: Handle missing, rim chipped. Blackened on the nozzle.

OLD NOTES: Covered top with figure of a dog? in relief.

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