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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 2nd to 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta, mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (4.1 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2221
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: two gladiators: at left, one standing, facing right, holding a sword at his side in his right hand and a long trident in his left; at right, the other falling backwards, facing left, wearing a large helmet, holding a short sword in his right hand before him and his shield beneath in his left. On shoulder: double herring-bone wreath. On concave base with base ring, in large incised Greek letters: ЄPMI/ANO. Broken along left side with edge of shoulder missing and a large hole in bowl.
Signature: Hermianos : EPMIANO
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2880, p. 368, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bailey, Donald M. 1965. "Lamps in the Victoria and Albert Museum." Opuscula Atheniensia, 7: p. 18.

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