Roman or Early Christian
Imperial or Late Antique Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 491; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Height x length: 8.8 x 9 cm (3 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A dove is attached to the cover of the body. The chain joins the body at a ring between cover and spout, and a section leading off its middle has been hooked to the center of the Christogram. The Christogram is a modern addition, as is the loop by which the chain is attached to it. The dove may or may not belong. The lamp and lid have a crusty green patina.