Roman Lamps

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

Although this week I’ve been working on attaching metadata (information about the object) to the image, I wanted to share a few of my favorite images I took of our Roman lamp collection. The variations in shape, size, and detail of these objects are fascinating. The museums has approximately 250 ceramic lamps in its collection, and I have photographed about one-fourth of the lamp collection.