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Lamp with figure of a greyhound

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The lamp is circular, with a ringed medallion and boss on the bottom, volute and rosette details at the spout. Around the circle of the top, a grayhound is curled up asleep, with a puppy snuggled up against her. End of one rosetted volute and edge of spout broken off. Dark, olive green patina...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with J. J. Klejman, 982 Madison Avenue, New York 26 (said to have come from Alexandria); December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from J. J. Klejman for $ 375.00

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 487; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1451

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices