Lamp

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.232

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with double-convex body with sharp carination, long nozzle oval in section with a rounded end, plain and separated from the shoulder by a groove. The filling-hole is surrounded by a wide, flat rim from which radiate many incised grooves decorating the shoulder.

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