Lamp with ram

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Width: 6.7 cm.; length: 11.2 cm (2 5/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8370

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; an upright ring-handle is placed at the rear. The flat shoulder is separated from the discus by three concentric grooves. On the disc a ram walking to right. On bottom, potters mark L V C. on the sole of a foot.
Clay pale brown, shading to black.

Provenance

By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; by 1901: Mrs. Arthur Croft Collection; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, July 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection