Lamp with a figure of a grasshopper feeding

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period to Byzantine (Cop
1st to 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.2 x 5.5 x 7.1 cm (7/8 x 2 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.55

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Red clay; round; relief in center of grasshopper feeding; no handle. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs. Compare Bailey. LAMPS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM III. Q 1953 EA. Plate 36.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt