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Lamp with Jupiter and eagle

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Mould-made lamp with circular body, with a short, rounded nozzle. At the rear is a large ring-handle. The wide, rounded shoulder is plain, and is separated from the disc by a moulded rim. On the disc is a bust of Jupiter to front, behind an eagle with spread wings, which looks to its right and...

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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

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


Length: 15.7 cm. .

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices