Ptolemaic oil lamp in the form of a girl's head - ROM2018_16917_92

ROM2018_16917_92

Ptolemaic oil lamp in the form of a girl's head

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Egypt, Nile Valley; findspot unknown
Date: probably 100-50 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Object number: 910.192.8
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made in a two-part mould out of brown clay with fine gold mica (biotite) particles indicating that it came from the Nile Valley. The top of the lamp has been coated in red slip.
Collection:
Roman World
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