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Lamp with man fishing

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Round flat lamp with short nozzle; on discus, man seated left on rock, holding pole and line, with fish attached; man wears Phrygian cap, small garment over shoulder, and carries basket on left arm.


By date unknown: Gorham Phillips Stevens Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Frank A. Vaughan Collection; gift of Mrs. Frank A. Vaughan to MFA, October 14, 1954, with the credit line to read: gift of Gorham Phillips Stevens

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Gift of Gorham P. Stevens

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


Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); diameter 7.5 cm.

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices