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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. (2.9 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2159
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Discus: unknown, with a band of lines and grooves at edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised, broad base ring, slightly concave base, with impressed letters: FVASI, and X below.

Most of discus missing, but body and nozzle complete.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2863, 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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