Ptolemaic oil lamp with patterns in relief - ROM2018_16917_130


Ptolemaic oil lamp with patterns in relief

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-dipped
Geography: Made in Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: probably 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
2.9 x 9.1 x 6.1 cm
Object number: 916.1.257
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe long tubular shape of the nozzle is perhaps copied from Greek 'Knidian' lamps. This lamp is made of brown clay with some lumps of lime and fine mica and has a reddish slip wash on the outside.
Greek WorldEgypt
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