Lamp with shell

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
mid-1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.223

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Lighting devices

A circular lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes; flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with a shell motif in the center.

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