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Shell-motif lamp

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Gray clay; round; scallop shell motif in disk; no handle; round, raised 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: 2.4 x 5.5 x 8.2 cm (15/16 x 2 3/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World


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