Terracotta oil lamp


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Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Discus: a bird (an eagle or parrot?), facing right, holding a ribbon in its curved beak, standing in front of a winged caduceus, slanting obliquely to left; filling holelling hole at lower left behind the bird's tail, and a band of lines and grooves toward edge. Small volutes flanking nozzle, with off-center wick hole. Incised base ring, and concave base.

Hole and extensive chipping to shoulder and top of body at back.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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