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Terracotta lamp with gladiator

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–100
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
15/16 x 3 7/16 in. (2.4 x 8.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1850
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On discus, a gladiator, a samnis (Samnite), seen from the rear, wearing a crested helmet and loin-cloth, holding a large rectangular shield in front of his left leg; the weapon in his right hand is concealed behind his body.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2642, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 112, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 112, 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. 473, p. 288, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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