Ptolemaic oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_105


Ptolemaic oil lamp

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Probably made near Bubastis, Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: probably 2nd century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
2.9 x 8 x 6.3 cm
Object number: 916.1.108
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is probably made of 'Bubastis ware' (brownish-grey clay with a lightly polished grey-black slip) from the eastern Nile Delta region. It is decorated with relief and impressed patterning.
Greek WorldEgypt
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