Lamp (fragment) with Actaeon

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Diameter: 7.3 cm.

Accession Number

03.873

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A fragment of a lamp with circular body; no handle (possibly with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes). Flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc, decorated with Actaeon horned, with right foot advanced, defending himself with a club against a hound which is springing on to his right leg. He has a spear in his left hand and a chlamys wrapped around left arm.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900