Lamp

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


Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm.; width: 5.4 cm.; length: 8.2 cm. (1 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1546

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with an almost circular body and upright perforated handle. It is decorated with three concentric rings of beads around the central filling-hole.

Condition: Blackened on the nozzle.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way