Lamp with eagle

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.278

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp of unusual shape decorated with an eagle in the centre of the disc.

Condition: Wick-hole black.

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