Frog type lamp

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop
3rd to 4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3.9 x 6.2 x 9 cm (1 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.50

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Red clay; oval; frog type; high relief spotted quadruped (frog?) on top; no handle; raised oval base with “A” shaped pot mark. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 2129 EA. Plate 47.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt