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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 350–250 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. (5.7 x 11.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2147
Not on view
Large, wheel-made body, with applied nozzle. Large central filling hole, surrounded by a plain, flat band and two concentric grooves; convex-curving side to deep body, with a pierced projecting knob on left side. Raised and slightly splayed base ring and deep concave base.

Intact, except for chip in base ring. Heavy, thick base.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2696, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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