Lamp (twin-nozzled) with animals

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .063 H. .117 D. CHECK dimensions

Accession Number

72.1558

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Dull brown; very elaborate handle which is missing; two large wick holes discolored by fire; procession of animals in relief around center.

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