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Lamp (fragment) with Actaeon

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A fragment of a lamp with circular body; no handle (possibly with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes). Flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc, decorated with Actaeon horned, with right foot advanced, defending himself with a club against a hound which is springing on to...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.3 cm.

Accession Number

03.873

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices