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Lamp with man and animal

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A circular lamp with an anchor-shaped nozzle, decorated with volutes; flat shoulder with three grooves; and concave disc decorated with the indistinct figures of a man and an animal (Eros embracing a lion or a panther?). Condition: Broken nozzle.


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

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


Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices