Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

Terracotta oil lamp

Early Imperial
ca. A.D. 40–100
Roman, Cypriot
Terracotta; mold-made
Overall: 3 3/4 x 15/16in. (9.5 x 2.4cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Discus: a skyphos (drinking cup) flanked by two clubs of Hercules; a single filling hole in middle below skyphos, and a band of lines and grooves towards edge. Broad, raised base ring, and flat base.

Complete, except for some chips in edge and one small hole in underside of body at left.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2579, p. 366, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 475, p. 289, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.