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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA54366

  • Description

    Pottery lamp. Applied vertical band-handle. Discus decorated with band of small circles. Shoulder has Greek inscription; below is a row of raised points. Nozzle-top decorated with cross between two ladder patterns. Narrow, pointed oval base-ring. Brown, micaceous clay covered with a red slip.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 500-650
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Type series

    • Aswan Relief Ware Type II
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.73 centimetres
    • Width: 5.49 centimetres
    • Height: 4.36 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        shoulders
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        TOYAΓIOYM[handle]EPKOYPIOY
      • Inscription Transliteration

        TOUAGIOUMERKOURIOU
      • Inscription Translation

        of the Holy Merkourios
  • Curator's comments

    Close: Wulff, O., 1909. ‘Altchristliche und mittelalterliche byzantinische und italienische Bildwerke’ I. Berlin : Reimer, 1290, from Thebes.

  • Bibliography

    • Lamp 2226 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    good

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1919

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA54366

  • Registration number

    1919,0208.25

Brown-ware pottery lamp; applied vertical band-handle at the rear; circles on the discus; raised Greek text on the shoulders; cross above the nozzle; red slip.

Brown-ware pottery lamp; applied vertical band-handle at the rear; circles on the discus; raised Greek text on the shoulders; cross above the nozzle; red slip.

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