Lamp with man holding scroll

Roman


Dimensions

8 x 12.9 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.35b

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A plastic lamp showing a seated male figure holding before him scroll on which inscribed false letters; chlamys wrapped around shoulder and waist. Brown clay, traces of thin reddish glaze. Head missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren