Lamp

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.285

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

Mouldmade lamp with flat, double-convex body; filling-hole surrounded by a wide, flat rim from which radiate the many grooves decorating the shoulder; on the left side is a boss; long nozzle with a floral pattern (honey suckle) on it.

Condition: Nozzle broken at the end.

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