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House-Shaped Lamp

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Possible Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 100-642 C.E.
    PERIOD Late Roman Period to Late Antique Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (12 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE 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
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta lamp-house. Pyramidal roof terminating in pierced loop. Ribbed column at each side of front opening. Other three sides pierced with openwork designs. Condition: Entire surface weathered and chipped.
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