Lamp with oak-wreath

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.226

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with circular body and an upright handle decorated with an oak-wreath in the center of the disc and a herring-bone wreath on the shoulder.

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