Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 150–225
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (3.8 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2035
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Loeschcke Type 8. Mold-made, with ring handle. Discus: a peacock displaying his tail feathers, head turned to right, standing on a branch (?); a single filling hole to bottom left, and surrounded by two raised concentric lines; on shoulder, impressed leaf pattern. Incised ring base, and slightly pushed-in base with central indented marker's mark.

Intact.

With ring-handle; peacock on discus, and impressed leaf pattern on shoulder.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2784, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.