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Roman-style lamp

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The circular medallion on top has concentric rings on the edge. Within two nude figures stand on either side of a tall tripod louter. The handle terminates in a grotesque, Pan-like face. Even artificial dark green-to-black patina.


By date unknown: Alfred Greenough Collection; gift of the Estate of Alfred Greenough to MFA, April 4, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Renaissance Period or later, 16th to 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 495; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


5.4 x 10.3 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices