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Lamp

Object Number:MS4177
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Middle Minoan III
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Steatite
Stone
Height: 19.7 cm
Outside Diameter:20 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

Much broken; mended, and much of base restored. Black, polished steatite, with lighter crystals. Flat top, with shallow reservoir, and two very small wick-cuttings. Edge of rim slants outward, sides slant inward to very high stem, flaring gradually outward. Lacks handles.

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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