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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. Rather fine clay; unpainted.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Apollo. 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, Archaic or Classical Period, 6th–5th century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm.; diameter: 8.5 cm.

Accession Number

86.899

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices