Lamp with cross

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.235

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A slightly ovoid lamp with two filling-holes decorated with a Greek cross and small circles on the centre and on the arms and groups of similar circles between the arms. On the shoulder palm-branch decoration and row of small circles.

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