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Terracotta oil lamp

Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (2.9 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2170
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1B. Mold-made. Large discus: mask of Pan, with large, curved horns, pointed ears, and taenia at sides of face, surrounded at edge by ovules, with a narrow band of lines and grooves at edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised base ring, uneven base, with small impressed letters across center: FAVSTI.

Body intact, but most of nozzle missing.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2867, 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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