Terracotta oil lamp
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Deep concave discus: a circular frieze of gladiatorial weapons and armor, comprising helmets, shields, greaves, and breastplates; a single filling hole at center, surrounded by two concentric lines, with a narrow band of lines and grooves at edge. A funnel-shaped channel runs from the discus to the large wick hole. Volutes flanking angular nozzle. Raised base ring of three concentric lines, and a small, flat base, with a small impressed rosette at center.
Intact, but some chipping of edge at back of discus.
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