Lamp with Greek inscription

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
5th–6th century A.D.


Accession Number

1970.506

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp from Istanbul with two filling-holes that bears on the shoulders an inscription in Greek: “The Light of Christ Shines upon us all”.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; purchased from Hesperia Art by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, December 23, 1965; June 3, 1967: loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III (as 156.67); gift of Mrs. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 14, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III