Ptolemaic oil lamp with moulded dolphin and relief patterns - ROM2018_16917_150

ROM2018_16917_150

Ptolemaic oil lamp with moulded dolphin and relief patterns

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip painted and burnished
Geography: Made in Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: about 200-175 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
3.8 x 11.3 x 7 cm
Object number: 916.1.81
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of brownish clay with fine gold mica (biotite) specks. The upper part has been coated in red slip which has been burnished (polished). The lug handle is moulded in the shape of a dolphin facing towards the nozzle.
Collection:
Greek WorldEgypt
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