Lamp

Near Eastern
About A.D. 600 to 900


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 114.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L: (max) 0.143 m.; H: (max) 0.11 m. (including tang at foot and small loop on top back of head)

Accession Number

1993.705

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Lamp in the form of a (stylized) lion, with head turned to own right, tail curled between legs and onto back at right side.

Provenance

By 1935: Cornelius C. Vermeule Collection (said to have been acquired at Blanchard's Museum [shop in Sheapherd's Hotel], Cairo, August 10, 1935); March 5, 1976: loaned to MFA by Cornelius Adrian Vermeule (as 5.1976); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, November 17, 1993

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule in memory of Sarah Jane Russell Vermeule