Italian oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_72


Italian oil lamp

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip painted
Geography: Probably made in south-central Italy; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: about 325-275 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Object number: 910.166.85
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Walter Massey
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe shape of this lamp is related to Greek Attic and Rhodian lamp-types. It is made out of a red-brown clay which has been painted with a glossy red-brown to sepia-black slip.
Greek WorldEgypt
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