Lamp copying a bronze lamp type - 910.166.6_1

910.166.6_1

Lamp copying a bronze lamp type

Medium:Red slipped earthenware
Geography: Found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: 6th century CE
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
4.7 x 13.6 x 6.25 cm
Object number: 910.166.6
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Walter Massey
Not on view
Description
Most of the lamps in Copto-Byzantine Egypt were made of terra-cotta. The various oils used to feed lamps in Egypt, such as castor oil, palm oil, and olive oil, are mentioned by the classical authors and in the Greek papyri.
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