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Lamp with animal

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An ovoid lamp decorated with an indistinct animal running to right, in a medallion of a conventional floral pattern. From the vicinity of Kos.

Provenance

According to MFA Register of Pottery and Porcelain, no. 5, one of a group of objects (87.422-87.434): all from Cos and the neighboring islands; by date unknown: with M. A. Carandonis; purchased by MFA from M. A. Carandonis, December 6, 1887, for $ 110.00 (this is the total price for MFA 87.422-87.437)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 5th–6th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.433

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices