Lamp with shell
1st century A.D.
Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A circular lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes; flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with a shell motif in the center. On the bottom M [inscription].
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