Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (4.4 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2146
Not on view
Wheel-made body, with applied long nozzle. Large central filling hole, surrounded by an inward-sloping shoulder and an incised circle; deep, convex-curving side to cylindrical body. Raised base ring and deep, concave base.

Intact. Heavy, thick base.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2700, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.