Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Byzantine
Date:
7th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (3.8 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2127
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pear shaped top decorated with short moulded lines in patterns.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2808, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gill, Margaret A V and N. Tugce Sen. 2003. "Roman and Early Byzantine Terracotta Lamps." Amorium Reports II: Research Papers and Technical Reports, Christopher S. Lightfoot, ed. cat. B2, p. 35, pl. III/43, Oxford: Archaeopress.