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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
A.D. 1–50
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
1 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (2.9 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2169
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On discus, winged Victory with inscribed shield. On the base is incised the name of the lampmaker: FAVSTI; he had workshops in Italy, Egypt, and Petra, as well as in Cyprus.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2860, 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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