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 Helios

Start collecting

A mould-made lamp with voluted nozzle with an angular tip; a ring-handle is placed at the rear. The flat shoulder is separated from the discus by two concentric grooves. On the disc a facing bust of radiate Helios. Clay brown covered with red glaze.

Provenance

By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; by 1901: Mrs. Arthur Croft Collection; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, July 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

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

Dimensions

Width: 6.1 cm.; length: 10.7 cm (2 3/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8371

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices