Lamp with Inscription on Base
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5th-6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
1 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (4 × 6.3 × 8.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Coptic. Lamp with Inscription on Base, 5th-6th century C.E. Terracotta, 1 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (4 × 6.3 × 8.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.153. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.16.153_view3_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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Buff color pottery lamp of conventional shape. Frog in high relief on upper surface with circular opening in center of his back. Circular spout with low rim. Christian symbol incised on base. Good workmanship.
Condition: Surface worn, otherwise good. The lamp originally had white slip traces of which remain scattered over entire surface.
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