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alabaster

a variety of hard calcite that is translucent and sometimes banded.

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This elegant triple lamp is delicately carved, incised, and polished from one block of alabaster.

The central cup is shaped like a lotus chalice, rising on a long stem, and is flanked by two smaller bud-like cups on sinuous stems, each with a leaf spreading out horizontally, as if they were floating on the surface of the water.

The cups would once have contained wicks floating on oil, traces of which were preserved inside.

Dimensions:  Height 26.8 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Polished

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Calcite-Alabaster
Type Type

Type:

Lamp
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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
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Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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Arts and Crafts
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Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion
Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun

Alabaster Boat
Alabaster Boat

Lamp Support
Lamp Support

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