Early Ptolemaic oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_155


Early Ptolemaic oil lamp

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Alexandria, Egypt; Found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: c. 250-200 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
3.4 x 9.05 x 6.4 cm
Object number: 916.1.93
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of Alexandrian ware (buff non-micaeous clay with some lime inclusions) and is coated in dull black slip on its upper portion. It has patterning in relief, including a flower on the base. 
Greek WorldEgypt
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