Lamp

Greek, Ptolemaic
Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 5.7 x 8 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1552

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A wheel-made red-brown lamp with flattened globular body, two concentric grooves round the filling-hole, no ornament, no handle, and a large, straight-sided nozzle with a flat top and rounded end.

Condition: Edge of the nozzle burnt.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way