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Terracotta lamp

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made, lead-glazed ware
Dimensions:
length 13.89 cm.
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.11.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The discus on the top of this lamp depicts Serapis seated on a throne, holding a long scepter. To his right is Cerberus, the mythical dog who guarded the entrance to the Underworld.
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