Lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd–4th century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 355.2.

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

88.582

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A slightly ovoid, almost circular, lamp with one central filling-hole and thickly studded on the surface of the disc with small beads. From Catacombs of S. Saturninus.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani (said by him to be from the catacombs of S. Saturninus); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation