Lamp in the form of a bust of Hekate

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


Dimensions

Height: 12 cm.; length: 17 cm. (4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.899

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A plastic lamp in the form of a bust of Hekate holding horizontally across her body a large torch. Colors preserved are gilt, red, and pink.

Condition: Base restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Eretria); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900