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A plastic lamp in the form of an ape-like dwarf blowing flame; gray ware, black glaze, worn. Hollow interior; hole on top; flat bottom; handle behind. Condition: front end broken off. Found in rubbish heap near city wall.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); rubbish heap near city wall. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

8.3 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.235

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices