Lamp with a lion

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.788

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An almost circular lamp decorated with a lion on the center of the disc and impressed dots on the shoulders. The letter E is incised on bottom.
From Cyprus: Collection Cesnola.

Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of the Misses Norton (according to MFA archival card: from Cyprus: Cesnola); gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, August 15, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton