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Ancient Art

Lamp

ca. A.D. 150–250

Ceramic

4.445 × 8.255 × 11.43 cm (1 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 4 1/2 in.)
Gift of John Crockett
2008.216.56
Culture: 
Tunisian, Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Purchased by J. Crockett on December 4, 1971, from the father of a Tunisian driver (Dachmani) for the U.S. Embassy, Tunis. Said to have been found near the amphitheater of El Djem.

Bibliography: 

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

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.