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Lamp

This redware lamp has a yellow-gray slip and marks of use. The upper portions has molded decoration (botainical motif, fruit, etc.). It is intact.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa), stairway. 1918: 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, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, A.D. 364–476

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.4944

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices