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Lamp with Pan

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Width: 5.9 cm.; length: 11.7 cm (2 5/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.328

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with an oval body with rounded rear; projecting, slightly splayed nozzle. Mould-produced ring-handle imitating applied ribbed handle. Filling-hole adjacent to the handle. On top it is decorated with the bust of young Pan in high relief; in the background a shepherd, crook and syrinx. On bottom is a rosette and floral design in relief.
From Thebes.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Thebes); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund