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Small earthenware lamps, made from double molds, were the most commonly used source of light in daily Coptic life. A wick produced from plant fiber or linen fabric was placed in a reservoir filled with oil, generally castor or sesame oil, and illuminated. The disc of this red earthenware lamp is decorated with a lion running and is surrounded by a border of ornamental squares, quatrefoils, and concentric circles.

Lamp, Earthenware; molded

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