Circular Lamp made from Clay Jar

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Circular Lamp made from Clay Jar Egy00810
The circular lamp is in the shape of a bowl with a central jar made of one piece of clay. The central jar contains the twisted wick used in oil lamps.

The wick was probably made of linen coated with oil or animal fat to last longer and to provide light.

Found in the jar were charred fragments, remains of the small wick, and an unidentified substance possibly used for aromatic purposes.
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Dimensions: Height 9.5 cm Diameter 26 cm
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