Lamp with Greek inscription
Early Byzantine Period
5th–6th century A.D.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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”.
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III