Ptolemaic miniature oil lamp with birds in relief - ROM2018_16917_140

ROM2018_16917_140

Ptolemaic miniature oil lamp with birds in relief

Medium:mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Probably made in Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: probably 2nd to 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
1.6 x 5.4 x 4 cm
Object number: 916.1.293
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis size of lamp was made to go in a 'Lamp House'. On either side of the central filling hole is a long-necked bird in relief whose legs continue on to the underside of the lamp.
Collection:
Greek WorldEgypt
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