Lamp with head of an African

Roman, Egypt
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm.; width: 4.4 cm.; length: 7.6 cm. (1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1537

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A plastic lamp in the form of a head of an African. Projecting nozzle with splayed tip. No handle.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way