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Lamp with Coptic saint

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Red clay; oval; Coptic; relief of sublime male saint under the starry sky and wreath of victory; handle; flat base. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs.


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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic), A.D. 332–476


Height x width x length: 2.7 x 5.5 x 11.4 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


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