Terracotta lamp with galdiator
- Early Imperial
- late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
- Terracotta; mold-made
- Overall: 1 1/4 x 4 1/8in. (3.2 x 10.5cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
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On the discus, a gladiator, seen from the rear, advances to the fight away from the viewer. He is heavily armed and so can be recognized as a samnis (Samnite) or murmillo. Here, unusually, he is shown as left-handed.