Terracotta oil lamp
- Late Imperial
- 5th century A.D.
- Terracotta; mold-made
- H.: 1 1/4 x 3 5/16 in. (3.2 x 8.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
On the discus is the Christian chi-rho monogram. The shape and decoration of this lamp, made somewhere in the Greek East, are related to and probably copied from those of African red-slip ware lamps.