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MT108

A large, early Shell-type Oil Lamp, Middle Bronze Age, 1730-1550 BC.

Wheel-made lamp of orangish/buff clay, wet-smoothed, the convex sides pinched in to form a large triangular wick rest, smooth, rounded base. Also known as "cocked hat" or "saucer" lamps.

Condition: Intact and in very good condition, some encrustation. With expected small losses to the rim and mark to interior, good signs of everyday usage to the wick area. 

Dimensions: Length: 5 inches (12.5 cm)

Provenance: Private Maryland collection.

 

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