Lamp with horse

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


Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World


Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A lamp of slightly ovoid body with small nozzle almost incorporated into the body; decorated with the indistinct figure of a horse running on the disc and floral ornamentation on the shoulders. Two filling-holes in center.

Condition: Large piece broken out of top.


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