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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
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:
74.51.2061
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Mold-made, with ring handle. Plain, deeply concave discus; a single filling hole at center and with a band of two grooves and raised lines at edge of discus. On almost horizontal shoulder, around inner edge, a pattern of impressed circles containing raised dots. Incised ring base, and a slightly concave base.

Intact.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2748, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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