Inexpensive clay lamps, made from molds, provided light for most people. Religious images used as decoration, were thought to offer protection for their owner
Received with a group of material described as excavated at Meidum by John Cardwell 1886–89 under a permit granted by Tawfik Pasha, and received in partage. Donated to the museum by his daughters in 1906.
said to be from Maidum, Egypt
John Cardwell ; his daughters, Mrs. G. W. Neville, Colonia, NJ, and Miss Cardwell (until 1906; gifted to MMA)