Miniature lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); diameter: 3.3 cm.

Accession Number

53.2003

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A miniature lamp of buff clay and thin red-brown glaze. It has a small deep circular body; small tilted near-tubular nozzle; vertical ring handle; flat circular base with moulding, rounded sides with slight belly angle; small disc, slightly concave. It is decorated with a row of impressed ovolos around raised center ring.
Type XXI (Broneer).

Provenance

Recorded by MFA as Source Unknown.

Credit Line

Source unidentified