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Lamp with gate(?)

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An ovoid lamp, pointed at the ends, decorated on the disc with a large rectangular motif with vertical bars (gate?), flanked by a man and a beast(?). Inscription of the bottom with Greek letters. Condition: Piece broken from top.

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, Late 4th–early 5th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.270

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices