Aswan Ware lamp with Greek inscription - ROM2017_15738_16


Aswan Ware lamp with Greek inscription

Medium:Mould-made earthenware with flaking red slip
Geography: Found in al-Fayyūm, likely made in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt
Date: 5th-6th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Coptic period
4.15 x 8.05 x 6.7 cm
Object number: 916.1.365
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
Not on view
DescriptionThree five-lobed leaves or palmettes flank each side of a small animal facing to the right, alternating with four elongated motifs (perhaps arms of a cross). Heavy burning is evident on the nozzle that also bears a deposit of oil.
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