Lamp with bust

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.276

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

An ovoid lamp, pointed at the ends and with an upright handle, decorated with a bust in profile on the disc and conventional ornament on the rim.

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