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Lamp with the head of a Byzantine empress

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Head of Byzantine empress forms the body of the lamp; long spout; filler hole in form of a flower which also functions as a handle. Rich dark patina; intact.


By 1984: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, 6000 Franfurt/Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 5th–early 6th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 113.


Height x length: 7 x 22.4 cm (2 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices