Lamp

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
5th century A.D.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

84.180

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A slightly ovoid, almost circular, lamp with one central filling-hole, raised rim round hole, and thickly studded on the surface of the disc with small beads. Unpierced handle.

Condition: The nozzle and the disc are broken.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America