Terracotta oil lamp, Terracotta, Roman

Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in. (3.5 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2259
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8. Unpierced handle. Mold-made. Discus: two gladiators; on left, standing retiarius, facing right and holding long trident aslant, and, on right, kneeling opponent, also facing right. Relief scroll pattern on shoulder. On base, in Greek letters: XAP (?). Red-buff clay.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2876, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.