- Museum number
Clay upper lamp-mould for oval lamps. All the decoration is in relief, producing impressed patterns on the lamps. Small discus, with rows of points on discus-rim. Shoulder decorated with loops and two crosses, within a sub-rectangular border. At the rear, the mould rises to produce a transverse handle, the front of which has a cross. Short, upthrust nozzle. The mould is formed from a thick sheet of clay pressed over the archetype. A registration mark in the form of an incised cross is cut on one side. Pink clay, brown at the core, with some mica.
- Production date
Height: 4.33 centimetres (mould)
Length: 9.16 centimetres (mould)
Width: 8.16 centimetres (mould)
- Curator's comments
The mould was probably fired with its lower half in order that both would share any distortion as parts of the straps of clay applied to hold them together survive on each side. It is probably an Aswan fabric. Modern plaster cast taken from the mould.
Near: Hayes, J.W., 1980. ‘Ancient lamps in the Royal Ontario Museum’. Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum, 534.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Elephantine (written on back)