Lamp

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
about 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length:10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.265

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with an oval flat base with circular ring; rather short body; long nozzle with rather large wick-hole, vertIcal strap with five parallel grooves, small filling-hole at the center of a plain disc from which incised radiate lines decorate the rim.

Condition: surface encrusted.

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