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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 3 3/8 in. (2.5 x 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2166
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1B. Mold-made. Discus: dancer moving right, but with his head turned back over his right shoulder facing left, both arms raised over his head, holding ?, with a narrow band of lines and grooves at edge. Single filling hole towards right. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised base ring, uneven base, with impressed letters across center: [FAV]STI.

Intact.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2859, 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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