Late Ptolemaic miniature oil lamp from a 'lamp house' - ROM2018_16917_62

ROM2018_16917_62

Late Ptolemaic miniature oil lamp from a 'lamp house'

Medium:Mould-made earthenware
Geography: Made in the Nile Valley, Egypt; Found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: about the 2nd-1st century BC
Period: Helenistic period
Dimensions:
1.4 x 4 x 2.25 cm
Object number: 910.166.77
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Walter Massey
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of Nile Valley ware (drab brown clay). Its size indicates that it was made to go into a 'Lamp House' shrine.
Collection:
Greek WorldEgypt
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