Lamp with eagle

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
A.D. 150–250


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.212

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An almost circular lamp with an upright handle decorated with an eagle with thunderbolt in the center, and a conventional pattern on the shoulder.

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