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Lamp with horse

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A lamp of slightly ovoid body with small nozzle almost incorporated into the body; decorated with the figure of a horse running on the disc an dfloral ornamentation on the shoulders. Condition: Body broken. Object in fragments.


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

Byzantine, Cyprus, Early Byzantine Period, 4th–5th 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