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Lamp in the form of a dwarf

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Lamp in form of dwarf (negro?) squatting upon a wine-skin, the mouth of which formed the mouth of the lamp; now broken off. One corner of the lamp, including part of right thigh of dwarf, broken off. From Thebes.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Thebes); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.


Height: 5.8 cm.; length: 7.5 cm (2 5/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices