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Shell-motif lamp

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Red clay; round; scallop shell in center; handle present; molded base. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs.


Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop, A.D. 332–476


Height x width x length: 2 x 4.9 x 6.6 cm (13/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices