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6th–7th century
Found/excavated Egypt, el-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus)
Earthenware; molded
H. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) W. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) D. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) Wt. 2.16 oz. (61.4 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1897
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inexpensive clay lamps, made from molds, provided light for most people. Religious images used as decoration, were thought to offer protection for their owner
Egypt Exploration Fund, London (until 1897; gifted to MMA)
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