Terracotta oil lamp


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Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Discus: gladiatorial (?) equipment comprising at top and bottom two large oval shields each with a central rib; to either side of filling hole, two helmets with cheek pieces, flanked by two straight swords pointing upward, each with a strap above hilt; a single, central filling hole; band of lines and deep grooves around edge. Volutes flanking angular nozzle with large wick hole. Base ring, and deep concave bottom.

Intact, but some chipping of surfaces.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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