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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA5203

  • Description

    Mould-made terracotta lamp. Applied vertical band-handle. Discus decorated with a wheel pattern. Shoulder decorated with, above a band of small raised circles, alternate crosses and palmettes. Nozzle-top has small raised circles. Raised edge round wick-hole. Pointed oval base-ring. Pink, micaceous clay covered with a red slip. Plaster mould. Handle lost.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 500-650
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Type series

    • Aswan Relief Ware Type I
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 7.08 centimetres
    • Width: 6.35 centimetres
    • Height: 3.67 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Near: Bisson de la Roque, F., 1933. ‘Rapport sur les fouilles de Médamoud (1931 et 1932)’. Cairo : Institut français d'archéologie orientale, p. 84, fig. 52; Bruyère, B., 1966. ‘Fouilles de Clysma-Qolzoum (Suez) 1930-1932’. Cairo : L'Institut français d'archéologie orientale, p. xxxiv; Hölscher, V., 1954. ‘The excavation of Medinet Habu V: Post-Ramessid Remains’. Chicago : University of Chicago Oriental Institute publications, pl. 40, 20, from Medinet Habu (dated c. fifth century AD);Shinnie, P.L. and Shinnie, M., 1978. ‘Debeira West, a mediaeval Nubian town’. Warminster : Aris & Phillips, pl. xlv, 231.

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  • Bibliography

    • Lamp 2212 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    incomplete - handle missing

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1843

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA5203

  • Registration number

    1843,0507.235

  • Additional IDs

    • BS.5203 (Birch Slip Number)
Mould-made terracotta lamp decorated with relief crucifices and scallops; red slip; applied band-handle lost.

Mould-made terracotta lamp decorated with relief crucifices and scallops; red slip; applied band-handle lost.

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