Terracotta lamp in the form of a gladiator’s helmet
1st half of 2nd century A.D.
Overall: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in. (9 x 9.1 x 8.5 cm)
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1924
In addition to a central crest, gladiators’ helmets often had feathers attached above the ears. The holes for such ornaments are faithfully reproduced on this helmet-shaped lamp.
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