Lamp with griffin(?)

Byzantine, Cyprus
Early Byzantine Period
6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.247

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Lighting devices

A lamp with shallow oval, pebble-shaped body consisting of two identical halves, wide, flat, round disc decorated with a indistinct figure (griffin?), and “fish-tail” handle with pointed lug. One small filling-hole.

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