Head of Bacchus lamp

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


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 3.8 x 6 x 8.5 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.64

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Gray clay; oval shape; head of Bacchus with ivy head dress; pot mark “X” on bottom. 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