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Lamp (twin-nozzled) with Zeus-Serapis

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A large lamp of dark brown clay with a deep-bodied form; two large nozzles; a solid tapering vertical stub at rear forms a triangular handle with bust of Zeus-Serapis in relief; a multi-petalled rosette with double relief outlines and three raised rings at the centre around filling...

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By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 133.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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


Diameter of discus: 9.5 cm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices