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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.


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

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Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

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


3.5 x 7.6 cm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices