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Lamp mold

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A mold of a lamp with small watch-shaped body, slightly contracted at front; short deep tubular nozzle with sprayed end; carinated profile; raised ring and a small concavity on top, with recessed filling hole (slight rim); top of the body covered with radial fluting.

Provenance

By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection; gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to MFA, November 3, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

Greek, Ptolemaic or Roman, Egyptian, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Dimensions

3.5 x 7.6 cm.

Accession Number

81.184

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices