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Mould-made lamp; the nozzle has shoulder-volutes and a rounded tip. Between the volutes is a decorative feature. At the rear is a pierced, transverse vertical handle. The hole has been cut so that the lamp can be hooked on to a nail in the wall. The shoudler is plain and wide; it is separated from...

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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)

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Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

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


Length: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices