Lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8 cm.; width: 6 cm. ( 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.59

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Flat circular base, sloping sides, flat rim, two small ridges and two grooves. Short plain inset nozzle; thickish pierced handle. The rim is decorated with a row of stamped dot-and-circle motifs. The disc is missing. Inscription incised on the bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Clipston Sturgis Collection; gift of R. Clipston Sturgis to MFA, Feb. 3, 1894

Credit Line

Gift of R. Clipston Sturgis