Lamp

Byzantine, Egypt
Early Byzantine Period
4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.581

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp with irregular (square) shape of body, no handle, inscribed by maker LAPAS. There is a filling-hole in center of top, surrounded by rings.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation