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Terracotta lamp with gladiator

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 40–80
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/16 x 3 15/16 in. (2.7 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2026
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On discus, a gladiator. His heavy armor and large rectangular shield identify the fighter as a samnis (Samnite) or murmillo.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2637, 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. pp. 112-13, 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. pp. 112-13, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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