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Base once soldered on, now separate (10/27/2003). Long wick spout. Acanthus guard with ring handle below. Iron rod missing. Bronze suspension hook in form of snake's head.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb W 110 [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height (of acanthus) x length: 17.3 x 21 cm (6 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.968a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices