Egyptian Oil Lamp with Serapis

Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. Im very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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This is a fragment of a clay handle of a delta ceramic oil lamp; the loop handle is preserved. The fragment shows a bust of Serapis wearing apolis. FromEgyptRomanPeriod, 30 BCE to 641 CE. The Petrie Museum of EgyptianArchaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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