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A lamp with a bottle-shaped body with a tubular nozzle which is splayed at the edge. The shoulder is decorated with knobs in relief. Traces of red pigment.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, Late 2nd century B.C.


Height: 2.5 cm.; width: 5.7 cm.; length: 7.6 cm. (1 x 2 1/4 x 3 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices