Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta hanging lamp in the form of a comic actor

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
length 6 9/16in. (16.7cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.1810
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
With two nozzles, shape of reclining comic actor wearing mask; orange clay.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 71, p. 270, Paris.

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