Lamp with laurel-wreath

Roman, Cyprus
Imperial Period
A.D. 40–80


Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Lighting devices

A mould-made lamp with voluted nozzle with a rounded tip; two ring-and-dot patterns are impressed in the decorative feature between the volutes. At the rear is a pierced handle, above which is a triangular ornament decorated with palmette. The flat shoulder is separated from the disc by an inward-sloping moulded rim. On the disc is a laurel-wreath, tied at the top and twisted together at the bottom.
From Cyprus: Cesnola.


By date unknown: Collection of the Misses Norton (according to MFA archival card: from Cyprus: Cesnola); gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, August 15, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton