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75A-2 Oil lamp (1 of 3), kite shaped, terracotta, maker unknown, possibly Egypt, 160-30BCE. Click to enlarge.

Kite-shaped lamp possibly from Egypt

Made
This kite shaped lamp features a series of thick relief palmettes around the filler hole. Each palmette has five leaves. The nozzle is slightly twisted to the right, and its sides are slightly indented. The tip of the nozzle is bow shaped but is chipped. It is thickly slipped in white.

Fabric: medium levigation with many tiny inclusions of black, red/brown, with quartz and occasional voids.

Summary

Object No.

75A-2

Object Statement

Oil lamp (1 of 3), kite shaped, terracotta, maker unknown, possibly Egypt, 160-30BCE

Physical Description

This kite shaped lamp features a series of thick relief palmettes around the filler hole. Each palmette has five leaves. The nozzle is slightly twisted to the right, and its sides are slightly indented. The tip of the nozzle is bow shaped but is chipped. It is thickly slipped in white.

Fabric: medium levigation with many tiny inclusions of black, red/brown, with quartz and occasional voids.

Marks

There are possible traces of a potter's mark on the base - 'A' with broken crossbar.

Dimensions

Height

38 mm

Width

66 mm

Production

Made

Cite this Object

Harvard

Kite-shaped lamp possibly from Egypt 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 July 2021, <https://ma.as/18878>

Wikipedia

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