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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.3010
Title
Greek Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
500-400 BCE
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289718
Physical Descriptions
Medium
terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
1.8 x 9.5 x 7.75 cm (11/16 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of Henry W. Haynes, 1912
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.3010
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Wheelmade lamp with shallow body, incurving walls, and curved rim. Rim incised near edge. Short, rounded, bridged nozzle. Central tube at floor of oil chamber rises to level of the rim. Broad, low base with slight concavity.
Orange fabric with glossy, black slip on interior and exterior. Base self- or unslipped. Chipping of slip in small patches, most heavily along rim and on underside of nozzle.

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