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Lamp with group of animals

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A lamp with a broad disc with small ridge; broad, deep nozzle, flat on the top and rounded underneath, probably slightly splayed at end; small "ear"- attachments at sides; no handle. On the disc two dolphins, a horned animal and a garlanded altar.


By date unknown: with R. Lanciani; 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

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, Late 1st century B.C.


Length: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices