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Lamp with nine spouts.

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Circular with ten projections, one of them a vertical handle. Opposite this a plain spout; the others decorated with human heads, the mouths being the openings for the wicks. Across the central part three bearded heads.


By date unknown: James W. Paige Collection; loaned to MFA by the Estate of James W. Paige, May 9, 1899; gift of the Estate of James W. Paige to MFA, May 4, 1922

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Gift of the Estate of James W. Paige

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.


Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices