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Clay frog lamp: GR.200.1899

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Titles

Clay frog lamp

Description

Frog lamp. Such lamps were only manufactured in Egypt during the late Ptolemaic to early Roman periods. They were manufactured to celebrate the annual flooding of the Nile and replace earlier New Year flasks. There are a wide variety of types, often featuring a whole frog or their legs with an additional motif.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.4 cm
Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 6.4 cm

Relative size of this object

8.6 cm4.4 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Naukratis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1899) by Egypt Exploration Fund

Dating

Late Antique
201 - 400 400

Materials used in production

Clay

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.200.1899
Primary reference Number: 67333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Lamp" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/67333 Accessed: 2021-12-08 07:21:01

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