Lamp

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Width: 6.5 cm.; length: 11.1 cm. (2 9/16 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8372

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with circular body, upright handle, an anchor-shaped nozzle, double shoulder volutes; and concave disc decorated with a griffin facing left.

Condition: Some restorations in plaster.

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