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A mould-made lamp with double-convex body with sharp carination, long nozzle oval in section with a rounded end, plain and separated from the shoulder by a groove. The filling-hole is surrounded by a wide, flat rim and bears a spiral ornament on the left side.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.261

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices