Ptolemaic oil lamp - ROM2018_16917_115

ROM2018_16917_115

Ptolemaic oil lamp

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made near Bubastis, Egypt; found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: 1st century BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
5.35 x 17.7 x 11.6 cm
Object number: 916.1.133
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of Bubastis ware ( grey clay with traces of 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. The lug handle is in the shape of a stylised dolphin.
Collection:
Greek WorldEgypt
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