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Lamp with Eros

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A lamp with almost circular body and very short nozzle decorated on the disc with a nude figure (cupid) with situla and dish and floral pattern around the rim; two small filling holes.


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)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Roman, Cyprus, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.


Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices