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Egypt

FAYUM:
A Greco-Egyptian lamp style of the Hellenistic and early Roman period in Egypt. The lamp features an animated face, not unlike those seen in Greek theatre. Today it is popularly called a Hathor lamp and fakes are being sold by the hundreds as originals. The mold used to create this lamp was taken off of an Egyptian example of unknown provenance.
(3.75" x 1.75")

ABYDOS:
Molded directly from an original, the globular body of this uniquely Egyptian lamp features a stylized relief of a frog, the symbol of Heket, who, in Egyptian religion, was associated with childbirth and the renewal of life. The use of the frog on lamps by Egyptian Christians is also well documented and probably also served them as a symbol of renewal, in the Resurrection. This was probably an extension of the appearance of frogs connected with the rise and fall of the waters of the Nile. This example is from an unrecorded provenance, but similar examples have been found in Abydos, Edfu, and Cairo dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries AD.
(3" x 2.5")
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