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Lamp with an erotic group of Pan and a Succubus

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A lamp with almost circular body and short nozzle. Around the flat rim, a band with double row of leaves between plain borders, segmented by incised, pierced lug handle, and two rectangular cross pieces. On the disc: on rocky ground, winged female sits astride recumbent Pan under arched bare...

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By date unknown: Ariel Hamill Herrmann Collection; gift of Ariel Hamill Herrmann to MFA, December 31, 1991

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Gift of Ariel Hamill Herrmann

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.


Height (to top of handle):5.6 cm.; Length (handle to spout):14 cm.; Diameter: 11.2 cm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices