Lamp

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
Late 2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm.; width: 5.7 cm.; length: 7.6 cm. (1 x 2 1/4 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1534

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with a bottle-shaped body with a tubular nozzle which is splayed at the edge. The shoulder is decorated with knobs in relief. Traces of red pigment.

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