Lamp with Medusa

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

81.322

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with circular body and upright ring-handle; flat shoulder decorated with an indistinct (floral?) pattern; heart-shaped nozzle; and flat disc decorated with the head of Medusa in relief; off-center filling-hole.

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry P. Kidder Collection; gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, December 1, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder