London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA LAMP IN THE FORM OF A FEMALE BEST OR BAUBO HEAD
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.
Her smiling, plump face wreathed with wavy locks held in place by a wreath with taenia falling down, feathers on top and suspension loop behind now missing, two circular apertures at either side of her neck, another hole behind, traces of white gesso
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
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Cf. P. Perdrizet, Les Terres Cuites Grecques d'Égypte de la Collection Fouquet, Nancy-Paris-Strasbourg, 1921, pp. 49-50, pl. XLIII, nos. 145-146, for similar.
Ink inscribed label "1.2.27 CAS (22)".
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