Lamp with cross and wheel pattern

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

72.245

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A mould-made oval lamp decorated with wheel pattern on the disc, a cross near the wick-hole and floral pattern on the shoulder.

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