Terracotta oil lamp

Roman, Cypriot

Not on view

Loeschcke Type 1B. Mold-made. Deep, concave discus: man facing left, bending over animal, with a band of close-set lines and grooves at edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised base ring, flat base, with impressed letters across center: FAVSTI.


The maker's stamp is read, unusually, from the back of the lamp.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

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