Lamp with figure of a greyhound

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 487; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1451

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

The lamp is circular, with a ringed medallion and boss on the bottom, volute and rosette details at the spout. Around the circle of the top, a grayhound is curled up asleep, with a puppy snuggled up against her. End of one rosetted volute and edge of spout broken off. Dark, olive green patina with small areas of light green corrosion.

Provenance

1960, sold by J. J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York, to the MFA for $375 [see note]. (Accession Date: December 1, 1960)

NOTE: Said to come from Alexandria.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund