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Lamp with Zeus

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Lamp with a lunate handle which is decorated with an eagle; circular body with flat outwards-sloping rim decorated with an egg-pattern; concave flat disc with enthroned Zeus with eagle; short rounded-ended nozzle, separated from the body by a groove.


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 Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–125


Length: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices