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Lamp with frog motif

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An ovoid lamp, with deep, rounded sides, and a nozzle fully merged with the body (type also known as " frog" lamp). Conventionalized decoration of pal,-leaf panels and rear legs of animal. Ladder pattern on the nozzle-top. No handle.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Roman, Egypt, Imperial Period, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm.; width: 6.3; length: 8.2 cm. (1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1545

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices