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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–100
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. (2.2 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2200
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 4. Mold-made. Discus: radiating petals around two raised circles with a central filling hole; two incised concentric lines towards edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within impressed base ring, slightly raised, flat base, with raised, molded letters: N at center, and I near edge below nozzle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2916, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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