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Lamp with cross

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A slightly ovoid lamp with two filling-holes decorated with a Greek cross and small circles on the centre and on the arms and groups of similar circles between the arms. On the shoulder palm-branch decoration and row of small circles.

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

Byzantine, Cyprus, Early Byzantine Period, 4th–5th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.235

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Painting