Lamp with frog motif

Roman, Egypt
Imperial Period
3rd–4th century A.D.

Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis


Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .08 D. CHECK

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp, with deep, rounded sides, and a nozzle fully merged with the body (type also known as ” frog” lamp). The upper surface of the lamp is decorated with a conventionalized pattern of a frog. Brown clay. Rude work.


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