Lamp with Two Spouts
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 488; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Length: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The handle, cast separately and joined at double rings of base and body, ends in the head of a griffin; the stem forms his neck and tufted mane. The lower part, the medallion in the bottom, is missing. Lid and swivel-pin also gone. Some encrustation; even light green patina beneath. Boss in center of griffin’s head is also broken away.
By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription