Lamp with cross and ankh-signs

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


Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.); width: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); depth: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1524

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An oval, near Frog-Type lamp decorated with a cross, whose arms are studded with dots, and two ankh-signs under the horizontal arms.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way