Lamp

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4 x 6 x 8.9 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45911

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

“Later lamp,” light red clay, unglazed, round, top disk indicated by two incised lines surrounding wigged, horned head in relief, base indicated by incised line surrounding pot mark of palm frond, upright handle opposite projecting spout, broken in two and repaired with some sections missing.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription