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Boat-shaped lamp

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Red clay; brown surface; boat-shaped with attached cabin and incised line detail on top; pot mark and Coptic/Greek inscription on base. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 1989 EA. Plate 39.


Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

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Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop, 1st to 2nd century A.D.


Height x width x length: 4.1 x 6.2 x 9.8 cm (1 5/8 x 2 7/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices