Lamp with nine spouts.

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.405

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Circular with ten projections, one of them a vertical handle. Opposite this a plain spout; the others decorated with human heads, the mouths being the openings for the wicks. Across the central part three bearded heads.

Provenance

By date unknown: James W. Paige Collection; loaned to MFA by the Estate of James W. Paige, May 9, 1899; gift of the Estate of James W. Paige to MFA, May 4, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of James W. Paige