Lamp

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
Late 5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.240

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp almost circular in shape, decorated with impressed patterns: on the disc a row of eight inward-facing arcs with three dots within each and on the shoulder a row of impressed marks.

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