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Lamp with handle in the form of a horse

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This figural lamp shows the front half of a galloping horse at the top of the handle, whose form reproduces plant motifs. Both handle and feet were cast separately and soldered on. The burial of Queen Amanikhatashan was equipped with a collection of imported Roman objects, possibly gifts from a...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. North), Pyramid Beg. N 18, Chamber A. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1924: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Roman, Greco-Roman Period, mid-1st century A.D.

Findspot

Begrawiya, Nubia, Sudan

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 489; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 20.9 x 9.2 x 26 cm (8 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.967

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices