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This redware lamp consists of a dish-shaped body with a modeled, dome-shaped central reservoir with two wick holes. The rim of the reservoir and the wick-side of the body and rim are blackened from use. Some portions of the rim have chipped off and are missing. A point of attachment for a handle...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Nawidemak). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 14, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period Reign of Nawidemak,


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices