Lamp with branch and dove

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
early 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.206

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, flat shoulder and concave disc, decorated with a branch with two leaves to the left and a pomegranate; a small dove to the left perched on the right end.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription