Egyptian Lamp. ca. 1st to 2nd century AD. Frog Style.

Ancient Coins - Egyptian Lamp. ca. 1st to 2nd century AD. Frog Style.
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Size : 82.0 mm long  x  65.3 mm wide x 34.1 mm thick.

Material : light redish brown clay.

Age : 2st to 3nd century AD

Condition : Generally good, with only very minor flaking of the surface slip and a minor separation of the luting joints where the top and bottom were joined. There are some encrustations remaining in the designs.

Reference : A very similarl lamp is listed and illustrated in QEDEM, MONOGRAPHS OF THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERSULAEM #8, lamp #255.


The earliest lamps of this series appeared in Egypt during the 1st century BC, and had clear designs of a frog on them, and thus these lamps are known as 'frog lamps'.  Over time the design evolved so that the features of the frog were distorted into other forms, and on this lamp the frogs legs have become palm branches.

Price SKU: vcoin822
US$ 85.00
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