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Lamp with Two Spouts

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The handle, cast separately and joined at double rings of base and body, ends in the head of a griffin; the stem forms his neck and tufted mane. The lower part, the medallion in the bottom, is missing. Lid and swivel-pin also gone. Some encrustation; even light green patina beneath. Boss in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 488; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.392

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices