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A slightly ovoid, almost circular, lamp with one central filling-hole, raised rim round hole, and thickly studded on the surface of the disc with small beads. Unpierced handle.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 5th century A.D.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

84.186

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices