Lamp

Cypriote
Late Classical Period
about 350 B.C.


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.266

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with a fairly high body with thick sides and a convex profile; long nozzle with flat surface; canonical projection at the base of the reservoir; a round filling-hole bordered by an edge and a groove; and a small boss on the one side. Glossy black glaze outside(?)

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