Lamp with cross

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.300

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp with a conical upright handle, decorated with nondescript lines and chevron-pattern around the body. It bears a small indistinct cross on the nozzle-channel.

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