Base or Stand for a Lamp

Cypriote
Greco-Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 497.

Dimensions

Height: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.390

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Four animal-paw feet support the bottom, below various stages of hammered and turned molding. One large and one small hole near the top. Spots of bright green.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription