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Terracotta lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
7 7/8 x 4 3/16 in. (20.0 x 10.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2079
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Probably made in Italy, although local imitations of such lamps with a large handle oronament were also produced in Cyprus.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. CXL.1031, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2569, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 476, p. 289, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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