Lamp with group of animals
Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
Late 1st century B.C.
Length: 10.1 cm (4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation