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Lamp with man holding a phallus

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A plastic lamp in the form of a crouching African man with projecting nozzle in the form of a huge phallus. Buff clay, traces of red-brown glaze.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from a Greek dealer in 1901); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

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Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 75–175


5.4 x 11.5 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices