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A lamp with an ovoid body, triangular, raised, unperforated upright handle, round sloping shoulder. Wick-hole, filling-hole. Undefined, flat base. No slip. Decorated with two ridges around shoulder rim which open onto the nozzle, on the discus is a band of rays around the small central filling-hole.


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)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Byzantine, Cyprus, Early Byzantine Period, 4th century A.D.


Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices