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Terracotta lamp with a nereid riding a hippocamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 150–200
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (4.8 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1952
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Nereid riding on a hippocampus on top; with low body, handle, and short nozzle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2794, p. 368, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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