1st century A.D.
Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A mould-made lamp with circular body, no handle, plain shoulder decorated with ridges around the quite depressed plain discus, elaborate double shoulder volutes, long nozzle ending with rounded volutes on the nozzle shoulders, ring-shaped base. Large wick-hole, small central filling-hole.
Decorated with a single row of small raised knobs bordered with a single ridge along the exterior edge of the lamp.
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