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Lamp with a lion

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An almost circular lamp decorated with a lion on the center of the disc and impressed dots on the shoulders. The letter E is incised on bottom. From Cyprus: Collection Cesnola.

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: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.788

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices