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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.104.21
Title
Lamp
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
2nd half of the 1st century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Unidentified Site
Period
Roman Republican period, Late, to Early Imperial
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175462
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Mold-made
Dimensions
3.1 x 8.8 x 10.4 cm (1 1/4 x 3 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Provenance
Part of McDaniel Collection at least since 1959: Included in David Mitten's 1959 HSCP article. Probably included in original McDaniel gift.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.104.21
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Buff fabric with orange-red slip. Some chipping around outermost rim of reservoir. Reservoir with curving sides. Two raised ridges define a flat discus with central filling hole. Small air hole at edge of flat discus, abutting reservoir rim, and in line with nozzle. Wide, flaring nozzle with three small incised circles below reservoir rim; wide wick hole. Nozzle is blackened from charring. Wide, shallow ring base. Base has 5 small incised circles, in 2-1-2 pattern.
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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