Lamp

Greek, East Greek


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Rubbish heap near city wall

Dimensions

8.3 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.235

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A plastic lamp in the form of an ape-like dwarf blowing flame; gray ware, black glaze, worn. Hollow interior; hole on top; flat bottom; handle behind.

Condition: front end broken off.
Found in rubbish heap near city wall.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); rubbish heap near city wall. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America