Lamp with bust of a man
Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.
8.5 x 13.9 cm (3 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A lamp that bears on the disc a half-length bearded man in a toga (a magistrate, but more likely an image of St Peter), within border of chevrons; on the bottom two concentric rings. The base is decorated with a cross in relief.
Condition: The nozzle is blackened.
By date unknown: Thomas Whittemore Collection; bequest of Thomas Whittemore to MFA, April 11, 1957
Bequest of Thomas Whittemore