Lamp

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.229

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with circular body, small heart-shaped nozzle and no handle; remains of stamped egg pattern around the rim (faint) and indistnct decoration on the disc.

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