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Lamp in the shape of a circular, domed building, with a rectangular opening in front and triangular cut-outs in both dome wall; possibly a model shrine. Suspension loop at top.


From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), House E. 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905: presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt


Height x diameter: 11.3 x 7.3 cm (4 7/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta)


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices