Lamp with nude figures

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
A.D. 150–250


Dimensions

Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.).

Accession Number

72.297

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

An almost circular lamp with thin pierced handle, concave base, almost flat disc. The rim is decorated with zig-zag, lines and floral patterns. At the centre, two nude figures at right angles to one another.

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