Terracotta oil lamp


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Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made, with ring handle. Discus; a pattern of radiating lines outside a central band of three raised concentric circles, and a raised outer edge; single filling hole at center. On curving shoulder, a pattern of close-set ovules. Volutes flanking broad, angular nozzle, with large wick hole. Broad raised ring base, and a slightly uneven base, with an obscure impressed mark (planta pedis?) at center.


Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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