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Terracotta oil lamp

Culture:
Roman, Cnidian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 4 in. (2.9 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2158
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1. Mold-made. Discus: vine wreath with bunches of grapes, arranged around a central filling hole, tied with taenia at top, with a single groove towards edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within incised base ring, a slightly concave base, with incised letters across center: ROMASIS.

Broken and repaired, with numerous losses to discus, nozzle, and body.
Inscription: "ROMANSIS"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2845, 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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