Lamp with gate(?)
Early Byzantine Period
Late 4th–early 5th century A.D.
Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
An ovoid lamp, pointed at the ends, decorated on the disc with a large rectangular motif with vertical bars (gate?), flanked by a man and a beast(?). Inscription of the bottom with Greek letters.
Condition: Piece broken from top.
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