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Lamp fragment

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Wheel-made, open lamp, with incurved sides and a flattened rim. A central tube possibly rises level with the rim. Nozzle missing. Black stripes encircle top. Black glaze inside and out.


From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.


Naukratis, Egypt


Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.); diameter: 9.5 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices