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Clay frog lamp

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Clay frog lamp


lighting equipment




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.

Field Collection

Naukratis Egypt


height 4.4 cm
length 8.6 cm
width 6.4 cm


Late Antique


A.D. 201 — A.D. 400


given: Egypt Exploration Fund 1899 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. Ashton, S.A.
    (2004) Roman Egyptomania , London : Golden House Publications (2004) London: Golden House Publications [page: 114 & 115]



Accession Number

GR.200.1899 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 67333; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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