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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta, mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (3.5 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2252
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: rosette of pointed, overlapping petals. On shoulder: two rows of impressed dots encircled by a herring-bone wreath. On base, in Greek letters: ЄPMIANO. Buff clay.
Signature: Hermianos : EPMIANO
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2881, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

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