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Lamp with the head of an African

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Lamp in the shape of a head with African facial features. Open at top of head and at mouth. One of twenty-five lamps of various designs.


Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height x width: 9 x 6.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices