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Eros lamp

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Lamp in the shape of a sleeping Eros leaning on a wine amphora and holding a cudgel in his right hand. Remains of original wick preserved in lamp opening.


From the Fayum. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Fayum, Egypt


Height x width: 9.7 x 7 cm (3 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices