Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (4.4 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2137
Not on view
Mold-made, with applied loop handle and a long nozzle, ending in a triangular spout around the large wick hole. On discus: central, large filling hole, surrounded by three evenly-spaced smaller holes; around discus, broad collar, flaring upward. On shoulder at sides and under handle, a series of raised oblongs or diamonds, each decorated within with similar smaller shapes, interspersed with small, raised dots. On nozzle, a spiral on each side and a long fluted object (a vase?) on the top. Raised base ring and flat base.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. CXXXVIII.1009, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2709, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.