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Reddish brown, round, horizontal protruding spout, disk and shoulder decorated with incised shapes (eroded) in form of palm leaves and rear legs of an animal, no handle, incised ring on base surrounding raised pot mark. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 2109 Plate 46.


From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, 400–600


Naukratis, Egypt


Height x width x length: 3.2 x 7 x 8.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


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