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Lamp with Eros

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A lamp with almost circular body; unperforated handle; short, round nozzle; flat base within circle; two filling-holes, diagonally placed. Unglazed, no slip. Rim with small ovules and side-panels, ridge around slightly depressed discus, which is decorated with a nude figure (Eros) with situla...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of the Misses Norton (according to MFA archival card: from Cyprus: Cesnola); gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, August 15, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton

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

Dimensions

Length: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.789

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices