Aswan Ware lamp with four small crosses and Greek inscription - ROM2017_15738_1

ROM2017_15738_1

Aswan Ware lamp with four small crosses and Greek inscription

Medium:Mould-made earthenware with patchy red slip
Geography: Found in al-Fayyūm, likely made in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt
Date: 6th-7th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Coptic period
Dimensions:
5 x 9.1 x 8.65 cm
Object number: 916.1.335
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
Not on view
DescriptionThe relief decoration of this lamp consists of small motifs deeply impressed into the mould on the upper half only. There are 14 small leaf-like motifs above an inscription in Greek, and four small crosses on the discus alternating with pairs of knobs. The lamp bears no maker's mark.
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