Lamp with chariot

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 5 cm.; length: 11.5 cm. width: 9.7 cm. (1 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.406

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, upright pierced handle, narrow sloping shoulder, broad concave top with concentric grooves and ridges; shallow round-ended nozzle, flat-topped, with small raised and tilted double volutes against rim. On the disc, a four-horse chariot runs to the right, the charioteer whipping the horses up. On the bottom, stamp in form of a sole of foot.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Orrin W. Mann Collection; gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann to MFA, May 12, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann