3rd–2nd century B.C.
Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A mould-made lamp with double-convex body with sharp carination, long nozzle oval in section with a rounded end, plain and separated from the shoulder by a groove. The filling-hole is surrounded by a wide, flat rim from which radiates an indistinct ornament decorating the shoulder. There is a boss on the one side.
Condition: worn and incrusted.
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