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Frog type lamp

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Red clay; oval; frog type; high relief spotted quadruped (frog?) on top; no handle; raised oval base with "A" shaped pot mark. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 2129 EA. Plate 47.


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, 3rd to 4th century A.D.


Height x width x length: 3.9 x 6.2 x 9 cm (1 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


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