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A lamp with irregular (square) shape of body, no handle, inscribed by maker LAPAS. There is a filling-hole in center of top, surrounded by rings.

Provenance

By date unknown: with R. Lanciani; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Byzantine, Egypt, Early Byzantine Period, 4th–6th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.581

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices