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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Roman (possibly Egyptian)
Title:Lamp with frog decoration
Date Made:1st century CE
Type:Lighting Device
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Karnak
Measurements:7.5 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1936.20.C.B
Credit Line:Bequest of Emma Dickinson (Class of 1867)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Red clay with white paint, top with ornate frog, nozzle between middle of front feet, hole in middle of frog's body, cracked discus, engraved pyramid or delta on bottom.

Tags:
pottery; ancient; archaeology; lamps; lighting; light; animals; vessels; containers

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1936.20.C.B

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