The J. Paul Getty Museum

Lamp

Object Details

Title:

Lamp

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Turkey (Place Created)

Date:

2nd century A.D.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

83.AQ.377.513

Dimensions:

15 × 6.2 × 9.7 cm (5 7/8 × 2 7/16 × 3 13/16 in.)

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Object Description

Description: Moldmade. Monkey sitting on a high seat, holding in front of him, with both hands, a circular lamp with a central filling-hole and a rounded nozzle with wick-hole; the monkey's garment is vaguely indicated by some folds; ears pierced, presumably for earrings. Large hole on back of the figurine to facilitate firing process.