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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 3 1/8 in. (3.2 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2237
Not on view
Vessberg Type 18. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: standing man, holding large bulbous jar in right hand and an amphora in left; letters (?) to either side of head; around edge of discus, short radiating lines. Two filling holes. On broad shoulder, stylized vines with many grapes.On concave base, four (?) raised letters. Most of discus and back of nozzle missing.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2934, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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