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Black ware; smooth black, shiny surface; oval; square on top at opposite end from spout; piece broken off of square. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs.


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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop, A.D. 332–476


Height x width x length: 3.4 x 4.4 x 9.8 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices