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Terracotta lamp

Period:
Early Byzantine
Date:
late 5th–6th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2044
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The impressed decoration in the form of a stylized date-palm tree is unusual.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2844, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2005. "An Unusual Group of Terracotta Lamps in the Cesnola Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Lychnological acts. : 1 actes du 1er Congrès international d'études sur le luminaire antique (Nyon-Genève, 29.IX - 4.X.2003), Laurent Chrzanovski, ed. pl. 95, Montagnac: Éditions Monique Mergoil.

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