Lamp (multi-nozzled) with Pegasus
Late 1st century A.D.
10.2 cm (4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A mould-made lamp with an oval body and originally five nozzles (only two are intact). Each of the nozzles has a rounded tip and a flat, oval area around the wick-hole. At the rear is a handle. The shoulder is wide and rounded and is separated from the oval disc by concentric grooves. On the disc is Pegasus, flying to left. Dull red clay. From Porta Salaria.
By date unknown: with R. Lanciani (perhaps from Porta Salaria); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation