Terracotta oil lamp


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Mold-made, with unpierced handle. Large discus: in high relief a figure standing at left, facing right holding spear (?) across body towards animal standing at right, facing left; raised circle around discus. Three filling holes, randomly placed. Circular nozzle. On shoulder, in relief a series of indistinct round objects. On underside of body, two grooves to either side of nozzle, and a pattern of curved grooves issuing from base of handle. Broad base ring, and impressed pattern on small base.

One large hole in left side of body.

Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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