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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

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

Accession Number

RES.91.370

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices