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Lamp with chariot

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A mould-made lamp with a circular body, upright pierced handle, narrow sloping shoulder, broad concave top with concentric grooves and ridges; shallow round-ended nozzle, flat-topped, with small raised and tilted double volutes against rim. On the disc, a four-horse chariot runs to the right,...

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By date unknown: Mrs. Orrin W. Mann Collection; gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann to MFA, May 12, 1949

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Gift of Mrs. Orrin W. Mann

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


Height: 5 cm.; length: 11.5 cm. width: 9.7 cm. (1 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. x 3 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices