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Lamp

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"Later lamp" in shape of human face, holes in forehead and chin, yellowish tan fabric, shaped base with incised palm frond mark, no handle.

Provenance

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,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3 x 6.5 x 8.5 cm (1 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45915

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices