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Lamp (fragment)

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Top of an oval lamp with small unpierced handle; small and plain disc, with raised rim; wide and rounded shoulder decorated with long tongues, each with a row of raised points. Light unglazed clay. Condition: nozzle and part of the right side damaged.


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 6th century A.D.


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


8.6 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices