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Terracotta oil lamp

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); length 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.292
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
On the discus is winged Victory holding a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her right hand and a trophy on a pole in her left. The scene also contains a shield above an altar, and to either side, Victory is flanked by two lares militares (guardians of the soldiers).
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 269, p. 78, Paris.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 92-93, fig. 119, 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. 92-93, fig. 119, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 441, pp. 377, 492, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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