Lamp with Europa and bull

Roman
Early Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Cyprus

Dimensions

Length: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.252

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, flat shoulder and concave disc, decorated with Europa seated on a bull.

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