Lamp

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
Late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.298

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A wheel-made lamp with flattened globular body, two concentric grooves round the filling-hole, no ornament and a small projection on one side of the body. It has also a large, straight-sided nozzle with a flat top and rounded end.

Condition: incrusted.

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