Lamp with man holding a phallus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 75–175


Dimensions

5.4 x 11.5 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.35a

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A plastic lamp in the form of a crouching African man with projecting nozzle in the form of a huge phallus.
Buff clay, traces of red-brown glaze.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from a Greek dealer in 1901); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren