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Lamp with cornucopiae

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A lamp with a body slightly enlongated; small pierced handle at rear; low sloping sides; narrow fattish rim; slight ridge and groove; and markedly concave disc, decorated with two antithetic cornucopiae. Condition: Wick end restored in plaster.

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

Roman, Cyprus, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.295

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices