User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Lamp with group of animals

Start collecting

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.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

88.577

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices