Conical Lamp

Unknown4th - 5th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Free-blown lamp of pale green glass. The vessel is conical in shape with a wide mouth. It is sparsely decorated with shallow blobs of blue glass: on opposite sides is a pair of large blobs; on the other opposite sides is a pair of four small blobs arranged in a cross. There is some discoloration due to weathering and slight iridescence.

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  • Title: Conical Lamp
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 4th - 5th century
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Lamp
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2003.454
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Byzantine
  • Classification: Implements