Lamp with horseman
Early Byzantine Period
4th–5th century A.D.
Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A lamp of slightly ovoid body with small nozzle almost incorporated into the body; decorated with a horseman (Helios?) on the disc and floral ornamentation on the shoulders. Two filling-holes in center.
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