Coptic. <em>Lamp with Inscription on Base</em>, 5th-6th century C.E. Terracotta, 1 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. (4 x 6.3 x 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_view1_ICA.jpg)

Lamp with Inscription on Base


Medium: Terracotta

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:5th-6th century C.E.

Dimensions: 1 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. (4 x 6.3 x 8.8 cm)


Accession Number: 16.153

Image: CUR.16.153_view1_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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. Condition: Surface worn, otherwise good. The lamp originally had white slip traces of which remain scattered over entire surface. Christian symbol incised on base. Good workmanship.

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