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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.588
Title
Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
350-200 BCE
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/290684
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
3.2 x 6.7 x 4.95 cm (1 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.588
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Wheelmade lamp with deep body and almost straight, inwardly slanting walls. Ends of walls serve as rim. Relatively large, bridged, splayed nozzle, with preserved charring. Tall central tube rises from floor of oil chamber and terminates just above the level of the rim. Doughnut-shaped base.
Orange-buff fabric with particulate inclusions. Dark orange-brown slip. Chipping along rim and at base. Generally weathered or worn surface.

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