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Terracotta oil lamp

Loeschcke Type 1A. Mold-made. Discus: bull in high relief, facing right, with head bowed and front legs bent; a single filling hole at center below bull, and a band of lines and grooves around edge. Volutes flanking angular nozzle, with large wick hole; small vertical channel between discus and nozzle. Raised base ring, and small, flat base.


Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76...

Late 1st century B.C.-early 1st century A.D.
Terracotta; mold-made
2.9 x 7.6cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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