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Lamp with Arabic writing

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Aswan relief ware; gray clay; oval; floral relief on top. Arabic writing on center top that translates Baraka "blessing"; raised oval base with pointed end; handle broken. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Lamps with Arabic inscriptions like RES.62.66 are sometimes found at Christian...

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Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Coptic; Islamic, Late Coptic to early Islamic period, 7th–8th century

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3.5 x 7.2 x 9.6 cm (1 3/8 x 2 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.66

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices