Lamp with Jupiter and eagle

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 15.7 cm. .

Accession Number

88.571

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Mould-made lamp with circular body, with a short, rounded nozzle. At the rear is a large ring-handle. The wide, rounded shoulder is plain, and is separated from the disc by a moulded rim. On the disc is a bust of Jupiter to front, behind an eagle with spread wings, which looks to its right and stands on a thunderbolt. The lamp stands on a slightly raised base.

Condition: Orange clay, much incrusted.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani; 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

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation