Lamp with Eros and Psyche

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
after 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.287

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A circular lamp with a rounded-ended nozzle, decorated with volutes; flat, narrow shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with Eros and Psyche.

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