Lamp

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

81.181

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with a wheel-made, double-convex body with a small, depressed area containing the filling-hole. A groove sets the rim off from the shoulder. It has also a long nozzle with squared end. Side knob on the one side?

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