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Terracotta oil lamp

Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (2.9 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2155
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1A, with nozzle channel. Mold-made. Discus: shell pattern of numerous fans radiating from ornate ear at base; above, a single filling hole towards nozzle, with a band of lines and grooves towards edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within incised base ring, pushed-in base, with impressed letters across center: FAVSTI.

Intact, but slight chip on right edge of discus.
Inscription: FAVSTI
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2865, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA : A Checklist. p. 199, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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