User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Lamp

Start collecting

A lamp with a near-circular body and a long narrow nozzle. The shoulder is decorated with a series of convex panels divided by radiating raised lines grooved on each side, giving a cushioned or melon-shaped effect. At the junction of the nozzle with the shoulder are volutes and series of beads....

Show Full Description

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Ptolemaic or Roman, Egyptian, Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm.; width: 4.7 cm.; length: 7 cm. (7/8 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1538

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices