Ptolemaic oil lamp with relief patterns - ROM2018_16917_110


Ptolemaic oil lamp with relief patterns

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip painted
Geography: Made in Alexandria, Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: about 250-200 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
2.7 x 9.3 x 5.1 cm
Object number: 916.1.112
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of hard granular pikish-orange clay which turns yellowish with firing indicating that it came from Alexandria. It has been created in a two-piece mould, and the top part has been coated with a brownish-red slip. The relief decorations include a ladder pattern, small dots and leaves and an ivy leaf on the handle. There is some slight burning on the nozzle indicating that it was used.
Greek WorldEgypt
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