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Lamp with Helios

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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.


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.


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices