Lamp with group of animals

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
Late 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

88.577

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with a broad disc with small ridge; broad, deep nozzle, flat on the top and rounded underneath, probably slightly splayed at end; small “ear”- attachments at sides; no handle. On the disc two dolphins, a horned animal and a garlanded altar.

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