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Shell motif lamp

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Lamp of dark brown clay, nearly square in overall shape; depressed disc with shell decoration in center and a small loop handle.


From Menshiyeh. 1894: given to the MFA by Mrs. S.D. Warren.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Height x width x length: 1.8 x 5 x 6.2 cm (11/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 7/1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made


The Ancient World


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