Ancient Art

Lamp

ca. A.D. 350–450

Ceramic

5.715 x 9.525 x 12.7 cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 in.)
Gift of John Crockett
2008.216.35
Culture: 
Tunisian, Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased by J. Crockett in January, 1971, from the Tunisian family of a U.S. Embassy, Tunis driver. Said to have been found on land owned by the family near the El Djem amphitheater.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143.

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