Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–100
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/4 x 15/16in. (9.5 x 2.4cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1829
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.