Terracotta oil lamp


Not on view

Broneer Type 27C (Vessberg Type 16). Mold-made, with ring handle. Discus: in high relief, winged Eros, standing facing right but with head turned back over right shoulder, with lamp-holder in right hand and bowl of fruit in left, and flowing drapery to wither side of body; two filling holes, one at upper left, the other at lower right; band of liens and grooves around edge. On horizontal shoulder, tiny ovules interrupted by rectangular panels at sides. Rounded nozzle. Incised base ring, and slightly concave base.

Intact. The hole in the handle has not been pierced through; maker's fingerprints visible on left side of handle.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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