Lamp

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.275

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with circular body, no handle, plain shoulder decorated with ridges around the quite depressed plain discus, elaborate double shoulder volutes, long nozzle ending with rounded volutes on the nozzle shoulders, ring-shaped base. Large wick-hole, small central filling-hole.
Decorated with a single row of small raised knobs bordered with a single ridge along the exterior edge of the lamp.

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