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Lamp with peacock

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A lamp with a body slightly enlongated; merging with a flat-topped round-ended nozzle; small pierced handle at rear; low sloping sides; narrow fattish rim; slight ridge and groove; and markedly concave disc, decorated with a peacock to right, perched on a branch with two pomegranates at the right...

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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, Late 1st–early 2nd century A.D.


Length: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices