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A lamp with circular body, small heart-shaped nozzle and no handle; remains of stamped egg pattern around the rim (faint) and no ornamentation on the disc.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.


Height: 2.8 cm.; width: 7.3 cm.; length: 8.6 cm. (1 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices