Late Ptolemaic oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_125


Late Ptolemaic oil lamp

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made near Bubastis, Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: 1st century BC to early 1st century AD
Period: Hellenistic or Roman Imperial period
2.6 x 13.5 x 7.25 cm
Object number: 916.1.214
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made in 'Bubastis ware' (grey-black clay with polished dark grey slip) from the eastern Nile Delta. It is decorated in relief with ivy sprays and volutes. On the base is an impressed mark which seems to be a feature of Late Ptolemaic lamps.
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