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Lamp, Type IIA

ca. A.D. 420–500

Terracotta

5.9 × 7.3 × 12.9 cm (2 5/16 × 2 7/8 × 5 1/16 in.)
Gift of Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
1989.69.9
Culture: 
Roman, North African
Period: 
Roman, 5th century A.D.
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., acquired in Tunisia; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1989.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 122.

Natalie Boymel Kampen, Elizabeth Marlowe, and Rebecca M Molholt, What is a Man? Changing Images of Masculinity in Late Antique Art, exh. cat. (Portland, Ore.: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 2002), 78–9, no. 41, pl. 41.

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