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Lamp (fragment)

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An oval lamp with nozzle-channel. Applied(?) vertical handle with two grooves. The disc is small and broken (traces of a cross?). On the shoulder indistinct pattern, probably floral. Condition: Disc, great part of the shoulders, and nozzle-channel broken.


By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, 1891

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Gift of Edward Robinson

Byzantine, Egypt, Early Byzantine Period, 6th–7th century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices