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Lamp with bust of Artemis

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 100–150


Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

88.576

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with a circular body, upright pierced handle, narrow sloping shoulder, broad concave top with concentric grooves and ridges; shallow round-ended nozzle, flat-topped. On the disc is a bust of Artemis, crowned with crescent moon.
Dull red clay.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani; 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)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund