Lamp

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


Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm.; width: 6.3 cm.; length: 8.9 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1536

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp with an applied open band-handle, decorated with a rosette on the disc and a floral star-like pattern (molded ornament in dots and branches) on the shoulders. Made of brown clay and reddish-brown slip.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way