Lamp (fragment)

Byzantine, Egypt
Early Byzantine Period
6th–7th century A.D.


Accession Number

RES.91.370

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An oval lamp with nozzle-channel. Applied(?) vertical handle with two grooves. The disc is small and broken (traces of a cross?). On the shoulder indistinct pattern, probably floral.

Condition: Disc, great part of the shoulders, and nozzle-channel broken.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Robinson Collection; gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, 1891

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson