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Lamp with amphora

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A mould-made lamp with circular body with a short, rounded nozzle, and an upright ring-handle at the rear. The shoulder is decorated with two circular grooves. On the disc is an amphora in rough execution; three dots decorate the junction with the nozzle. Condition: Discolored by fire around...

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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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.


Height: 4 cm.; width: 5.7 cm.; length: 8.5 cm. (1 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices