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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.552
Title
Greek Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
600-500 BCE
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/290525
Physical Descriptions
Medium
terracotta
Technique
Handmade
Dimensions
1.8 x 5.15 x 3.8 cm (11/16 x 2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.552
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Handmade lamp with a mid-depth body, wider at the base than at the rim. Relatively large, narrow-bridged nozzle sits low on the body of the lamp. A circular, slightly concave area serves as the lamp's base.
Pale buff fabric with a hue ranging from light greenish-yellow to light pink. Significant remains of a thick, grayish-tan slip over much of body.

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