Terracotta lamp: on discus, eagle
- late 1st–early 2nd century A.D.
- Terracotta; mold-made
- Overall: 3 15/16 x 1 15/16in. (10 x 4.9cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The eagle was the symbol of the Greek Zeus and the Roman Jupiter, the father of the gods. Under the Romans, the bird also became associated with the emperor and so acquired its imperial connotation.