Lamp card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Red earthenware oil lamp, slight charring around the nozzle, makers mark on the base. Spout is decorated with a series of sloping diagonal lines on both sides pointing towards to nozzle. A raised ring surrounds the central hole with lines radiating around it, semi-circular depressions sit between the radiating lines and two incised lines above each semi-circle complete the pattern. Found in 1887 during the cutting of a road in the Hadra region of Alexandria. In error marked 44.12.72.