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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Ariel Hamill Herrmann

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1991.1020

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices