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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–100
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 3 5/8 in. (2.5 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2190
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Discus: two, confronted dolphins in relief to either side of a vertical, inverted anchor with a band of concentric lines and grooves towards edge. Single filling hole towards nozzle. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised base ring, flat base, with a small raised letter N or Z in retrograde ?) twoards the edge.

Intact, except for chip on shoulder at back..
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2908, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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