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Near the Halicarnassus type. Wheel-made lamp with a double-convex body adn a steep inward-sloping rim. Low foot, short rounded nozzle. Pinkish clay; undecorated. Condition: Broken and restored.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 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

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

88.819

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices