Oil Lamp in the Form of an African Man's Head

School of Andrea Riccio, Italian, 1470 - 1532


16th century


Overall: 2 13/16 × 1 15/16 × 3 1/2 in. (7.2 × 5 × 8.9 cm)

Weight: 435 g (1 lb.)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection; acquired through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ARTH 28.01, The Global Renaissance, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Fall 2021

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 268.


Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, date unknown; Brimfield Market, Massachusetts; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, about 1985-1986; lent to present collection,1993; sold to present collection, 2016.

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