Lamp with ithyphallic man playing a lyre

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 40–75


Dimensions

Length: 10.9 cm

Accession Number

13.101

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with voluted nozzle with a rounded tip. The flat shoulder is separated from the disc by an inward-sloping, moulded rim. On the disc, seated on rocky ground or a pile of drapery, a grotesque, ithyphallic man, or monkey, plays a lyre.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren