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Lamp in the Shape of a Ram's Head
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Lamp in the Shape of a Ram's Head


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Description Roman oil lamps made of bronze or terracotta were common artifacts of ancient Roman life. Bronze lamps with the whimsical shapes of real or mythical animals or peoples were most valued.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/04/1961Treatmentcleaned; coated
4/21/1983Treatmentcleaned
6/17/1983Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Designed for Use: Ancient Industrial Arts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Giovanni Dattri, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Lambros-Dattari Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1912, June 17-19, 1912, p. 53, no. 461; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd century CE (Imperial Roman)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1189
Measurements
4 1/4 x 1 5/16 in. (10.8 x 3.4 cm)
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