Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

Terracotta oil lamp

Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 3 1/2 in. (2.5 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2197
Not on view
Mold-made. Discus: plain, concave bowl, with central filling hole and a band of concentric lines and grooves towards edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within impressed base ring, slightly concave base, with a central raised letter: W (or four-bar sigma).

Complete, except for small break and loss on front and underside of nozzle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2905, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.