Lamp

Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 494.

Dimensions

Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.630

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

The handle is spade-shaped, and there are two lugs on the body, two rudimentary volutes just before the hole for the wick. Dark green encrustation.

Provenance

By 1888: with Filippo Jandolo (said to have been discovered in the bed of the Tiber CHECK); January 23, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Filippo Jandolo; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution