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Nozzle of a lamp

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The outside has been carved in low relief. On one nozzle is a pair of confronted lions, rampant and roaring. On the second appears a pair of birds, perhaps hawks, each perched on a lotus flower and palmette, and on the third is a pair of ram's heads. These reliefs are bounded by a barely...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Furtwaengler, who said it was found beween Athens & Eleusis (?)); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 024; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Length (max.): 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, Greek, of very fine grain (possibly Pentelic)


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices