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Lamp

This lamp is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. The body is shaped as a thick-walled short, squat jar with rounded base, short neck and wide mouth. Around the center a disc-like collar once ran around the entirety of the lamp, but most has broken off and is missing, leaving only a small segment...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 34 (tomb of Queen Henutirdis)? 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

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.4946

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices