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"Later lamp," light red clay, unglazed, round, top disk indicated by two incised lines surrounding wigged, horned head in relief, base indicated by incised line surrounding pot mark of palm frond, upright handle opposite projecting spout, broken in two and repaired with some sections...

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From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,


Naukratis, Egypt


Height x width x length: 4 x 6 x 8.9 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices