Terracotta oil lamp

Roman

Not on view

Loeschcke Type 8. Mold-made, with pierced handle. Concave discus: bird in high relief facing right but head turned back to left, holding a berry (?) in its beak; others berries at its feet; behind, a raised circle; a single, filling hole, near bottom center; band of a groove and line around edge. Slightly sloping shoulder: impressed large ovules, each comprising two arched lines and a central tongue. Tall, undecorated handle. Heart-shaped nozzle. Broad, undefined, and slightly concave base.

Intact.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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