Lamp with figure of a greyhound
1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 487; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Length 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund