about 3rd century B.C.
Length:10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A lamp with an oval flat base with circular ring; rather short body; long nozzle with rather large wick-hole, vertIcal strap with five parallel grooves, small filling-hole at the center of a plain disc from which incised radiate lines decorate the rim.
Condition: surface encrusted.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription