Lamp

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.216

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with an ovoid body, triangular, raised, unperforated upright handle, round sloping shoulder. Wick-hole, filling-hole. Undefined, flat base. No slip. Decorated with two ridges around shoulder rim which open onto the nozzle, on the discus is a band of rays around the small central filling-hole.

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