Terracotta oil lamp


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Vessberg Type 19. Mold-made. Applied conical handle. Sharply carinated, pear-shaped body. Discus: square pattern comprising two curved, raised lines on each side around central filling hole; channel to wick hole, with a raised dot above; around discus, two raised, curving lines, the inner of which also encircles the wick hole. Wide, rounded shoulder with raised short lines on upper part. Small, flat base, with a pattern of a central hollow dot and a hollow circle.


Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

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