Ptolemaic oil lamp with a dolphin-shaped handle - ROM2018_16917_216


Ptolemaic oil lamp with a dolphin-shaped handle

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip painted and polished
Geography: Made near Bubastis, Egypt; findspot unknown
Date: 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
3.6 x 13.5 cm
Object number: 930.126.1
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of Bubastis ware (dark grey-black clay with some fine mica) from the eastern Nile Delta region. The black slip-coating has been polished to a metallic-looking finish, and it is decorated with relief patterns and the lug handle is in the shape of a carefully moulded dolphin.
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