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Lamp

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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period Reign of Nawidemak,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.4943

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices