Lamp (twin-nozzled) with Zeus-Serapis

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Diameter of discus: 9.5 cm.

Accession Number

58.1310

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A large lamp of dark brown clay with a deep-bodied form; two large nozzles; a solid tapering vertical stub at rear forms a triangular handle with bust of Zeus-Serapis in relief; a multi-petalled rosette with double relief outlines and three raised rings at the centre around filling hole.

Condition: Both nozzles broken.

Broneer Type XXI

Provenance

By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 133.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer