Lamp

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


Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm.; width: 6.3 cm.; length: 8.2 cm. (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1528

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with double-convex profile; rectilinear sides; flat, broad, sloping outwards rim; small, sloping inwards disc surrounded by a groove, filling-hole in the centre; a tubular nozzle with an anchor-shaped end. No handle. Undecorated.

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