Lamp and stand

Italic, Etruscan
Republican Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 532.


Height (including handle): 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The stand has a triangular base resting on three animals’ hoofs and supporting a shaft made up of three snakes (?) with their heads resting on the base and the tips of their tails joined and holding a spike which fits into a socket in the lamp. The lamp has a twisted spout also decorated with a head, and a circular opening in the top, the lid of which is also decorated with a head. Dark green patina.


By 1916, Margaret H. Jackson (b. 1861 - d. 1939), Wellesley, MA [see note]; 1918, gift of Margaret H. Jackson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 6, 1918)

NOTE: First lent May 19, 1916 (loan no. 986.16).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret H. Jackson