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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (3.2 x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2228
Not on view
Vessberg Type 18. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: bestiarius using large cochlea to shield him from a bear; letters in relief below cochlea. Shoulder: right side, herring-bone wreath; left side, wolf (?) running towards man with raised arms. On concave base, circle of raised Greek letters: EYTYXHTOC.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2942, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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