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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2928
Title
Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
350-150 BCE
Period
Classical period, Late, to Hellenistic
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/290130
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
2.3 x 5.35 x 4.5 cm (7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 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
1977.216.2928
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small, ovoid, wheelmade lamp with deep body. Dome-shaped upper half, no defined rim, medium-sized filling hole. Small, pointed nozzle with rounded tip set low on the body of the lamp with its hole extending up toward the filling hole, forming a small bridge. Tip and bridge of nozzle are charred. Flat, very slightly raised base preserves string marks. Lower walls spread outward and shallowly upward only about a centimeter before joining with upper walls.
Orange-tan micaceous fabric with sandy inclusions. Wholly unslipped. Some white and pale green accretion, particularly on base.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/22/2016 - 01/08/2017

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