Terracotta oil lamp

Roman, Cypriot

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Discus: bull in high relief, facing right, with head bowed and front legs bent; a single filling hole at center below bull, and a band of lines and grooves around edge. Volutes flanking angular nozzle, with large wick hole; small vertical channel between discus and nozzle. Raised base ring, and small, flat base.


Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

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