Lamp (fragment)

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
6th century A.D.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Dimensions

8.6 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.194

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

Top of an oval lamp with small unpierced handle; small and plain disc, with raised rim; wide and rounded shoulder decorated with long tongues, each with a row of raised points. Light unglazed clay.

Condition: nozzle and part of the right side damaged.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America