Terracotta oil lamp
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Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Deep body. Discus: gladiator, kneeling on right leg, facing back, wearing crested helmet with cheek pieces and greaves, holding sword in his right hand and a rectangular shield in his left; a single filling hole at center between his legs; band of fine lines and grooves at edge, interrupted at front by deep, funnel-shaped channel to nozzle. Volutes flanking angular nozzle, with large wick hole. Raised base ring, and flat but slightly uneven base.
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