Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, mold-made, Roman

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
1st half of 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta, mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in. (3.5 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2222
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: oak wreath around central filling hole; second filling hole near edge behind nozzle. On shoulder: herring-bone wreath. On concave base near edge, in small Greek letters: ЄPMIAN.

Broken and partially repaired with cracks across discus, most of nozzle missing, and large hole in front of bowl.
Signature: Hermianos : EPMIAN[O]
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2882, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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