Lamp

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.204

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with carinated body, no handle, elongated nozzle. Large center filling-hole, surrounded by plain band. Elongated wick-hole. Slightly raised circular base. It is decorated with small knobs on upper half of body and a mask facing spout.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription