Lamp with gladiator's equipment

Roman
Imperial Period
mid-1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.575

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A circular lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes; a crescent-like element at rear; flat shoulder with two groove; and concave disc decorated with a gladiator’s equipment.

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 Donation