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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–100
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (1.9 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2173
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Discus: shell pattern of nine relief fans radiating from a filling hole towards nozzle, with a band of lines and grooves towards edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within incised base ring, slightly concave base, with large letters in relief across center: M A, with dot between.

Intact.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2911, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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