Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman, Cypriot

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (3.2 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2235
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 base, circle of raised Greek letters. Filling hole slightly damaged to right side.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2930, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.