Elephant head lamp

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop
A.D. 332–476


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3 x 4.2 x 8.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.52

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Red clay; elongated oval shaped into an elephant head; no handle; raised base. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt