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A little more than one half of a circular lamp: The under side nearly flat, with hole in the center which runs up through a conical projection which rises just above the level of the upper rim. Large wick projection on one side, painted black. Light yellow brown clay of rather fine texture,...

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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: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); diameter: 13.2 cm. (5 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices