Lamp with gate(?)

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


Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.270

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp, pointed at the ends, decorated on the disc with a large rectangular motif with vertical bars (gate?), flanked by a man and a beast(?). Inscription of the bottom with Greek letters.

Condition: Piece broken from top.

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