Lamp with amphora

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); width: 5.7 cm. (2 1/4 in.).

Accession Number

12.1527

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with a circular body; short rounded nozzle, heart-shaped on its upper side and with small tendril-like volutes between it and the rim of the disc. A ring-handle is placed at the rear. The rounded shoulder is decorated with an impressed row of dots. On the disc there is a wreathed amphora.

From Benghasi

Provenance

By 1912: according to MFA archival card: Probably deposited by Richard Norton.

Credit Line

Probably deposited by Richard Norton