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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1932.56.76
Title
Lamp with Spies carrying Grapes
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
400 - 500 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Tunis
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late, to Early Byzantine
Culture
Roman
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Mold-made
Provenance
Dr. Harris Kennedy, Milton, MA (by 1932), gift; to the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy, Class of 1894
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
1932.56.76
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Lamp on right in image
Exhibition History

Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 04/24/1947 - 07/01/1947

Light from the Age of Augustine: Late Antique Ceramics from North Africa (Tunisia), Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Cambridge, 04/03/2002 - 06/24/2002; Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 06/01/2003 - 12/31/2003; Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, 03/27/2004 - 04/16/2005

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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