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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (2.9 x 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2218
Not on view
Carinated body. Mold-made. Small, plain discus with central filling hole; channel incised with diagonal lines between discus and nozzle, flanked by large volutes. Broad, sloping shoulder decorated with a row of twelve cylindrical shapes decorated at tops with incised lines and impressed circles. Raised base ring with incised letter Λ (or V) with circles as serifs at center.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2917, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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