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A slightly ovoid, almost circular, lamp with one central filling-hole and thickly studded on the surface of the disc with small beads. From Catacombs of S. Saturninus.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani (said by him to be from the catacombs of S. Saturninus); 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, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 355.2.

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

88.582

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices