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Lamp with griffin

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A mould-made lamp with a circular body, no handle, an anchor-shaped nozzle, double shoulder volutes; flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with a griffin facing left. Vessberg Type 10.

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

Roman, Cyprus, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.251

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices