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Mouldmade lamp with flat, double-convex body; filling-hole surrounded by a wide, flat rim from which radiate the many grooves decorating the shoulder; on the left side is a boss; long nozzle with a floral pattern (honey suckle) on it. Condition: Nozzle broken at the end.


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

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


Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices