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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–early 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/8 x 4 1/16 in. (3.5 x 10.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2217
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The lamp was made in Athens and is decorated appropriately with the bust of Athena (Roman Minerva) on the discus.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2913, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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