Lamp with Helios

Roman
Imperial Period
Late 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Width: 6.1 cm.; length: 10.7 cm (2 3/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8371

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with voluted nozzle with an angular tip; a ring-handle is placed at the rear. The flat shoulder is separated from the discus by two concentric grooves. On the disc a facing bust of radiate Helios.
Clay brown covered with red glaze.

Provenance

By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; by 1901: Mrs. Arthur Croft Collection; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, July 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection