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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (2.9 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2250
Not on view
Vessberg Type 18. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: prancing horse facing left, flanked to either side by herring-bone wreath. Two large filling holes. On shoulder, floral design including rosettes. On concave base, in relief Greek letters: uncertain. Pale buff clay.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2948, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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