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Ancient Art

Lamp, Type IIA

ca. A.D. 420–500


3.5 × 8.3 × 14 cm (1 3/8 × 3 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
Roman, North African
Roman, 5th century A.D.
Lighting Devices

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


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

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 304, no. 122, pl. 122.

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