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Wheel-made lamp with a low-placed carination, and a narrow, inward-sloping rim. The lamp stands on a flat resting-surface, probably fettled rather than turned. No decoration. Condition: Red clay; nozzle blackened by smoke.

Provenance

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, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Legacy dimension: .076 D. Is the diameter the overall length? Measure.

Accession Number

86.648

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices