Lamp

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


Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm.; width: 5.3 cm.; length: 8.2 cm. (1 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1527

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Circular-ovoid body, merging with a deep flat-topped blunt-ended nozzle. Shallow biconical profile; small flat circular base, small flattish disc with slight rim. Relief patterns on top, very blurred (faint longitudinal grooves on nozzle with small volutes at junction with shoulder).

Condition: Burning and flaking round the wick-hole.

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