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Terracotta lamp mold

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Greatest Width: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5874
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The fragment is from the upper half of the mold with the whole of the discus showing a scene of two gladiators fighting.
From Cyprus

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