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Lamp with nine spouts.

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Circular with ten projections, one of them a vertical handle. Opposite this a plain spout; the others decorated with human heads, the mouths being the openings for the wicks. Across the central part three bearded heads.

Provenance

By date unknown: James W. Paige Collection; loaned to MFA by the Estate of James W. Paige, May 9, 1899; gift of the Estate of James W. Paige to MFA, May 4, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of James W. Paige

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.405

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices