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Mould-made lamp; voluted nozzle with rounded tip; between the nozzle-volutes are two symmetrical curved ornaments and an air-hole. At the rear is a pierced handle, above which is a decorative ornament in the form of a crescent. The narrow, rounded shoulder is separated from the disc by an...

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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

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

Dimensions

Length: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.573

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices