Lamp with the head of a Byzantine empress
Early Byzantine Period
5th–early 6th century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 113.
Height x length: 7 x 22.4 cm (2 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Rare example of Byzantine lamp in the shaper of the bust of a Byzantine empress wearing pendelia hanging with crosses
Type: long spout; filler hole in form of a flower which also functions as a handle. Rich dark patina; intact.
1984, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)
Otis Norcross Fund