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Terracotta lamp with gladiatorial equipment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–80
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
15/16 x 3 1/2 in. (2.4 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1849
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On discus, frieze comprising two shields at bottom behind nozzle, two swords, one straight, the other curved, two helmets, and two greaves at top.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2927, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 474, pp. 288-9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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