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Small Lamp

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E.-642 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period to Late Antique Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 15/16 in. (10.3 x 8.2 x 5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1563E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Lamp, 30 B.C.E.-642 C.E. Clay, 4 1/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 15/16 in. (10.3 x 8.2 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1563E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1563E_front.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.37.1563E_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Very light tan pottery lamp preserving no traces of slip or glaze. On the bottom is incised an inscription. The top is decorated in raised relief which can be interpreted either as an animal's head protruding from a frame or as a crowned head with plaited locks. Condition: Surface is chipped. Brown stains around spout and on base.
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