Lamp

Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

4.1 x 6 cm.

Accession Number

81.185

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with a flattened, globular, wheel-made body; a thick, humped floor and a small, raised base, concave underneath; fairly long, flat-topped, tappering nozzle. A raised, rounded rim surrounds the filling-hole and is separated from the shoulder by a groove.

Condition: Traces of black glaze.

Provenance

By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection; gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to MFA, November 3, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield