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Lamp in the form of an elephant's head

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The lamp takes the form of an Indian elephant's head, the trunk serving as nozzle. The filling hole is on the top of the head, and there is a ring handle at the back. The base is small and circular. the top of the handle is pierced, perhaps to attach missing lid. Olive green patina, with earthy...

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By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., December 10, 1959, for $ 320.00

Credit Line

Classical Department Purchase Fund

Roman Provincial, Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 490.


Length: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices