Lamp

Greek
Geometric Period
800–700 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) diameter: 7 cm. (or is this the length?)

Accession Number

86.644

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An open lamp with a very narrow rim. The sides of the rim are folded upward. Undecorated.

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