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Lamp with crater

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A lamp with round nozzle; flat shoulder with a circle creating two grooves towards the wicked-hole; concave disc with an off-centre filling-hole, decorated with an elaborate crater with vine in relief. Reddish clay. From the vicinity of Kos.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain, no. 5, one of a group of objects (87.422-87.434): all from Cos and the neighboring islands; by date unknown: with M. A. Carandonis; purchased by MFA from M. A. Carandonis, December 6, 1887, for $ 110.00 (this is the total price for MFA 87.422-87.437)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.434

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices