Skip to content

Search Collections

Terracotta Oil Lamp

2000.1876 (RS221070)

Description

Molded terracotta oil lamp with image of bird on a branch. Probably Roman.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Ancient lamp dug up on island of Cyprus / from collection of... (illegible)" / "E17859" (handwritten)
Material
terracotta (clay material)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Descriptive terms
Grecian lamps
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
terracotta (clay material)
Dimensions
3/4 x 2 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2000.1876
Credit Line
Gift of C. Malcom Watkins
GUSN
309131

Comments