Lamp with Siren

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


Dimensions

Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.230

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with a slightly circular body and upright handle decorated with a winged figure, possibly a Siren, to the left, and scalloped ornament around the rim.

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