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Oil Lamp with Shell Decor
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Oil Lamp with Shell Decor


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Description Roman artifacts, such as this simple, inexpensive, terracotta oil lamp, are commonly found in excavations. They were even found in the Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium), through which ran the northern boundary of the Roman Empire.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
4th century (Imperial Roman)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.189
Measurements
15/16 x 2 1/2 in. (2.4 x 6.3 cm)
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