Lamp with floral decoration

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.215

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp of slightly ovoid body with small nozzle almost incorporated into the body; decorated with a thickly studded ornament of dots and short lines and floral ornamentation on the shoulders. Two filling-holes in center.

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