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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (3.2 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2216
Not on view
On discus in high relief: naked male figure (Dionysus ?) lying full length on an ornate couch, with right arm raised behind his head and left arm dropping down over edge of the couch; at sides of the couch, below his feet a helmet (?) and below his head a cloak (?); above these, two small goats, facing inward; at top, behind figure a pedum and rectangular object. Narrow continuous shoulder decorated with close-set diagonal lines. Volutes flanking large nozzle. Raised base ring with incised Greek letters at center: AT.
Inscription: Inscribed "AT"
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2914, 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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