Lamp

Greek
Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Dimensions

4.8 x 8.7 cm (1 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.) MEASURE to see if width or height

Accession Number

87.407

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Wheel-made, deep body with vertical sides and a flat rim sloping towards the filling-hole. Long, flat-topped nozzle. Horizontal, basket-like handle. Raised base. Reddish-brown and black; glazed. No ornamentation.

Condition: much defaced reddish-brown glaze; unbroken.
NOTE: Found at Corinth, May, 1887.

Provenance

By 1887: Francis Amory Jr. Collection (according to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain: "Found at Corinth, May 1877."); gift of Francis Amory Jr. to MFA, November 21, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Amory, Jr.