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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.104.14
Title
Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
375 BCE-275 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Unidentified Site
Period
Classical period, Late, to Early Hellenistic
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175555
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
3 x 5 x 6 cm (1 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Part of McDaniel Collection at least since 1959: Included in David Mitten's 1959 HSCP article. Probably included in original McDaniel gift.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.104.14
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Buff fabric with remains of a thin, light orange slip over much of body and on base. Circular base is raised and extends slightly beyond underside of lamp, forming a groove where the two meet. Underside of deep reservoir flares out before curving upward and then slightly under to form a lip around the broad filling hole. Short but wide slightly squared nozzle with charring around its edges sits at lip level.

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