Terracotta oil lamp


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Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Large, shallow discus: in high relief, a bear, standing on all four legs, facing right, and in front of him a small animal with a long tail, facing left; a single filling hole at center below front paws of bear; band of lines and grooves around edge. Volutes flanking nozzle, with large wick hole. Incised base ring, and a slightly concave base.

Broken and repaired, with large hole in the back of discus and top of body, and a smaller hole in top of nozzle behind wick hole.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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