Lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 9 cm.; width: 6 cm.; length: 8.6 cm. (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1548

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, flat shoulder and concave disc with two grooves, no handle and no ornamentation; remains of yellow and red paint.

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