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Handle is decorated with leaves from which a goat head emerges as the connection with the lamp body; the filler hole is tri-lobed and the spout is covered by a stopper (unattached). The surface is coroded in spots - otherwise the piece is intact.


By 1978: David S. Brown Collection (purchased by him in an antique shop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania); purchased by MFA from David S. Brown, September 13, 1978

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 112.


Height x length: 11.5 x 22 cm (4 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices