Lamp with Zeus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 100–125


Dimensions

Length: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.572

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Lamp with a lunate handle which is decorated with an eagle; circular body with flat outwards-sloping rim decorated with an egg-pattern; concave flat disc with enthroned Zeus with eagle; short rounded-ended nozzle, separated from the body by a groove.

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 Fund