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A lamp with a fairly high body with thick sides and a convex profile; long nozzle with flat surface; canonical projection at the base of the reservoir; a round filling-hole bordered by an edge and a groove; and a small boss on the one side. Glossy black glaze outside(?)

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, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.266

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices