Lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 112.

Dimensions

Height x length: 11.5 x 22 cm (4 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.275

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Handle is decorated with leaves from which a goat head emerges as the connection with the lamp body; the filler hole is tri-lobed and the spout is covered by a stopper (unattached). The surface is coroded in spots - otherwise the piece is intact.

Provenance

By 1978: David S. Brown Collection (purchased by him in an antique shop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania); purchased by MFA from David S. Brown, September 13, 1978

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund