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Terracotta lamps from Egypt

Made
Three terracotta lamps. One lamp is a mould made earthenware oil lamp with a dolphin shaped handle. The other is a small white-slipped earthenware oil lamp featuring a leaf pattern.

Summary

Object No.

75A

Object Statement

Lamps (3), terracotta, maker unknown, Egypt,160-30BC

Physical Description

Three terracotta lamps. One lamp is a mould made earthenware oil lamp with a dolphin shaped handle. The other is a small white-slipped earthenware oil lamp featuring a leaf pattern.

Production

Made

History

Used

  • Egypt
  • 1st century - 2nd century

Notes

According to original record these lamps were used by the Copts in Alexandria, Egypt, during the 1st-2nd century CE. The lamps were part of the Stuart Kay Collection.

Source

Credit Line

Presented to the New South Wales Collection of Applied Art by Dr Stuart Kay, 1927

Acquisition Date

31 January 1927

Cite this Object

Harvard

Terracotta lamps from Egypt 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2021, <https://ma.as/18876>

Wikipedia

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