Lamp

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
Early 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

81.182

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A wheel-made lamp with a sharply-carinated lagynos profile and a raised base; concave rim, set off by a groove, round the filling-hole; short nozzle, tapering and with rounded end; pierced lug on the left side.

OLDER NOTES: Agora Type 32. “Cnidus” type. Orange-pink clay.

Provenance

By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection; gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to MFA, November 3, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield