Terracotta oil lamp


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Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Plain, shallow discus, with small, central filling hole; broad band of lines and grooves around edge. Volutes flanking nozzle with large wick hole. Incised base ring, and raised flat bottom; at center, a circular maker's stamp.

Nozzle broken off and repaired. There is a tooling scar, made during production, which runs across the front of the discus towards the left volute.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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