Roman-style lamp

Renaissance Period or later
16th to 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 495; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

5.4 x 10.3 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.229

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

The circular medallion on top has concentric rings on the edge. Within two nude figures stand on either side of a tall tripod louter. The handle terminates in a grotesque, Pan-like face. Even artificial dark green-to-black patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alfred Greenough Collection; gift of the Estate of Alfred Greenough to MFA, April 4, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection