Lamp with animal

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.433

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp decorated with an indistinct animal running to right, in a medallion of a conventional floral pattern. From the vicinity of Kos.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain, no. 5, one of a group of objects (87.422-87.434): all from Cos and the neighboring islands; by date unknown: with M. A. Carandonis; purchased by MFA from M. A. Carandonis, December 6, 1887, for $ 110.00 (this is the total price for MFA 87.422-87.437)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation