Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 4 1/8 in. (2.5 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2258
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Mold-made. Discus: at right, gladiator, and, on left, woman. Raised ring-and-dot pattern between discus and nozzle (stylized volutes?). On base, in Greek letters: ZWIΛ/Y. Red-buff clay.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2879, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.