Terracotta oil lamp


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Mold-made, with applied ring handle forming a large oval hole. Deeply concave discus, with central filling hole, surrounded by a circular groove and a rosette pattern of closely packed, long petals, and another groove around edge. On either side of shoulder, projecting double volutes; volutes flanking angular nozzle. Raised base ring, and flat base. Handle decorated with a pattern of vertical raised lines and grooves, with a central horizontal bar at back.


Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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