Early Byzantine Period
4th–6th century A.D.
Height: 2.8 cm.; width: 5.4 cm.; length: 9.8 cm (1 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
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A lamp with irregular shape of body decorated with elaborate molding in dots, zigzags and palm-branch.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way