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Circular outline, the bottom has a conical surface, with central hole in the middle. Upper side hollow, with flat rim wick hole a slight projection and blackened. The handle was in the middle, but the socket has been broken off. Smooth texture, light brown unglazed clay. Slight ornamentation of...

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From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Archaic or Classical Period, 6th–5th century B.C.


Naukratis, Egypt


Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); length 10.2 cm. (4 in.).

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices