Coptic. <em>Lamp with Inscription on Base</em>, 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_view1_ICA.jpg)

Lamp with Inscription on Base


Medium: Terracotta

Geograhical Locations:

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

Dimensions: 1 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (4 × 6.3 × 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. 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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