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Lamp

This lamp is fashioned of a black clay fabric and treated with a black wash. It has the general shape of a small spouted bowl/cup with a slight foot. A central cylidrical element runs through the vessel, creating a ring-shaped reservoir for oil. It is intact.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal. 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,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.4945

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices