Ptolemaic suspension oil lamp shaped as a stylized boot - ROM2018_16917_40

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Ptolemaic suspension oil lamp shaped as a stylized boot

Medium:Mould-made earthenware
Geography: Made in Egypt, Nile Valley region; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: 2nd to 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
12.1 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
Object number: 910.166.38
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Walter Massey
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of deep brown clay with fine gold mica (biotite) particles indicating that it came from the Nile Valley and has been created in a two-piece mould. It is in the form of a stylised boot with feet moulded on each side. The suspension hole is pierced through a termial shaped as a duck or swan's head.
Collection:
Greek WorldEgypt
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