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Lamp with cross and wheel pattern

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A mould-made oval lamp decorated with wheel pattern on the disc, a cross near the wick-hole and floral pattern on the shoulder.

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, 7th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

72.245

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices