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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (3.5 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2262
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 8; ring handle. Mold-made. Discus: to right, standing male figure and, to left, female standing figure with veil over her head, holding hands. Impressed dot pattern on shoulder. Relief volutes flanking nozzle. On base, in Greek letters: ΘЄΟΔWP/O(?)/Y. Pseudo-base-ring. Buff clay. Crack running along right side from handle and across front of nozzle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2894, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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