Ptolemaic oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_160


Ptolemaic oil lamp

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: perhaps late 3rd century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
2.3 x 8.65 x 6.1 cm
Object number: 916.1.97
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of brown clay with traces of mica and has been partially coated in dark brown slip which has been polished. In shape it derives from an earlier Rhodian, Greek lamp type.
Greek WorldEgypt
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