Lamp with griffin
1st century A.D.
Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A mould-made lamp with a circular body, no handle, an anchor-shaped nozzle, double shoulder volutes; flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with a griffin facing left.
Vessberg Type 10.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription