1978.44.10 (Lamp, oil)

1978.44.10 (Lamp, oil) image

Third to Fourth centuries A.D. Terra cotta lamp mounted on varnished light wood base. Pale pink color over gray. Accompanying printed label: "Egyptian Oil Lamp. This terracotta oil lamp dates from Egypt's 3rd to 4th Centuries A. D. It was used as a source of light in the home and during ceremonies." The wood base is detached from the lamp.